Andrew is a partner in our San Francisco office.

Andrew D. Thorpe
Andrew D. Thorpe
San Francisco
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Andrew D. Thorpe

Andrew advises management teams and boards of directors on securities regulation, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and key corporate governance matters. In addition to extensive experience representing issuers and underwriters — including in over 40 initial public offerings to date — Andrew served for six years at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). While at the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance and in the Office of Rulemaking, he reviewed and commented on numerous public companies' SEC filings and played a significant role in drafting several landmark regulations under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Andrew works extensively with leaders and innovators in a variety of industries, including software, fintech, life sciences, medical devices, clean technology and cryptocurrency. He has experience helping these companies navigate complex, technical and often novel issues in transactions.

Immediately prior to joining Gunderson Dettmer, Thorpe was a Member at Mintz, and after his service at the SEC, he was a Partner at Morrison & Foerster and Orrick.


  • Washington University, J.D.
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management, M.B.A.
  • Emory University, B.A.