The Honorable Edward Torpoco

San Francisco Superior Court, Department 29


The Hon. Edward Torpoco is a judge for the Superior Court of San Francisco County in California. He was appointed by former Governor Jerry Brown on December 12, 2014, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Patrick J. Mahoney.

Torpoco earned a B.S. from Georgetown University. He then received a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1998.

Torpoco began his legal career as a law clerk for the Hon. Irma E. Gonzalez of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Then, in 1999, he joined the Office of the District Attorney of Los Angeles County, where he served as a deputy district attorney for one year. He then moved to the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice to work as a trial attorney. Two years later he joined the Office of the United States Attorney of the Northern District of California as an assistant U.S. attorney.

Torpoco left the public sector in 2006. He accepted a position as regulatory counsel at eBay, Inc., excited about the opportunity to navigate complex legal terrains. He was promoted to senior director in 2012, where he was tasked with providing legal counsel for the company’s international projects. During his tenure at eBay, Inc., Torpoco represented the company before state and federal regulators and law enforcement entities. He was also responsible for negotiating complex commercial deals and providing product counseling.

Torpoco has been a member of the San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association.

He is registered as a Democrat.

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