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Puja A. Upadhyay

Associate She / Her / Hers

Puja Upadhyay is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department who focuses her practice on commercial litigation and dispute resolution matters. Prior to joining Ballard Spahr, Puja worked on employment and complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts in Delaware.

While attending law school, Puja worked as a judicial intern for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In this position, she prepared draft opinions and performed legal research.

Prior to law school, Puja worked in health policy and public health, focusing on promoting health equity and evidence-based policymaking.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Internships

Hon. Theodore A. McKee, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2021-2022

Professional Activities

Associate Member, Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court, 2023-present

Recognition & Accomplishments

2023 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing

Sixth Annual AUWCL National Health Law Writing Competition, First Place

Board Memberships & Community Service

Philly BOLT (Build Our Lives Together), 2023-present


“Health-Harming Effects of Court Fines and Fees: Modern Day Debtors’ Prisons as a Public Health Threat,” Temple Law Review, Volume 94, May 2022



Temple University Beasley School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2022)
Beasley Scholar
Articles Editor/Symposium Editor, Temple Law Review
Health Law Society, Vice President

University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences (B.A., summa cum laude, 2017)




U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware