Andrew Thorpe, a partner in Orrick's San Francisco office, is a member of the
Corporate group. Andrew’s practice focuses on securities regulation, public
offerings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.
His diverse industry experience spans semiconductors, software, fintech, life
sciences, medical devices, clean technology, financial services,
telecommunications and internet.
Andrew is one of the top IPO counsels to issuers, according to statistics
from IPO Vital Signs. Andrew has been involved in over 40 IPOs. In
the Legal 500 rankings, it was noted that Andrew "is great to work
with: he's knowledgeable, has excellent capital markets and regulatory
experience, and is creative, smart and always keeps his cool."
Andrew provides clients with his valuable perspective from having
extensive experience on all sides of the table in capital markets transactions –
issuer, underwriter and the SEC. Prior to entering private practice, Andrew worked in the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange
Commission, where he was responsible for reviewing public companies' Securities
Act and Exchange Act filings. From January 2001 to April 2005, Andrew served
as special counsel with the Office of Rulemaking within the Division of
Corporation Finance. While in this position, he played a significant role in
drafting many of the regulations emanating from the Division, including those
mandated by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, as well as Securities Act
Before joining Orrick, Andrew was a partner with Morrison & Foerster LLP.