Corporate Governance Practices for New Public Companies
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 Reform.
Before joining Orrick, Andrew was a partner with Morrison & Foerster LLP.
A representative listing of Andrew's recent transactions include: