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Atul Porwal
USC Gould School of Law

Atul Porwal

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: August 15, 2023

Atul Porwal is a trusted business partner to executives and boards of directors. Since 2015, Porwal has been senior associate general counsel and assistant secretary at Snap Inc. He oversees various corporate matters including public reporting, securities matters, mergers and acquisitions, investments, corporate governance matters and international expansion.

Prior to joining Snap Inc., Porwal was an attorney at Cooley LLP in Palo Alto, Calif., advising startup founders, public and private companies, venture capital investors and private equity firms. Before becoming an attorney, Porwal designed and operated production facilities as an engineer at General Motors.

Porwal earned a JD from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, a masters degree in Manufacturing Engineering and bachelors degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering, both from the University of Michigan. He is admitted to practice law in California.


Annenberg Media
September 19, 2023
Re: Thomas Lenz

Thomas Lenz was quoted by Annenberg Media about the United Automobile Workers union ready to go on strike. "Strikes affect the livelihoods of those who choose to stop working. To the extent those persons aren’t earning money to spend that means stores, restaurants, and other businesses might not be as busy. If a strike lasts a long time bills might not get paid as easily, if at all," Lenz wrote.


Mugambi Jouet
August, 2023

“Guns, Mass Incarceration, and Bipartisan Reform: Beyond Vicious Circle and Social Polarization,” 55 Arizona State Law Journal 239 (2023).

Edward McCaffery
August, 2023

"The Curiouser and Curiouser Case of Carried Interest" (with Darryll K. Jones), Arizona Law Review (Spring 2024).

Scott Altman
August, 2023

"Are Parents Fiduciaries," 42 Law and Philosophy 431 (2023).