Upton Au is an associate in the Structured Finance and Derivatives practice of Arnold & Porter and is based in the firm's New York office. He advises financial institutions and corporate borrowers in a variety of structured finance transactions, including commercial mortgage loan repurchase facilities, revolving credit facilities and securitizations involving a variety of asset classes. He also maintains an active pro bono practice.

Before joining Arnold & Porter, Mr. Au practiced at another international law firm, where he represented arrangers in collateralized loan obligation transactions. Before that, he worked in the Legal and Compliance Division at Morgan Stanley, where he provided compliance coverage of third-party and inter-affiliate outsourcing and of US broker-dealer operations.

Mr. Au received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 2014, where he was an Articles Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. During law school, he served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Frank S. Maas, then a Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York. He also served as a legal intern in the Legal Department at Morgan Stanley and the Global Market Strategies Group at The Carlyle Group. Mr. Au earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Philosophy from Williams College in 2007.


  • JD, Brooklyn Law School, 2014
  • BA, Williams College, 2007
  • New York

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