Governor Brown Appoints Two to San Francisco County Superior Court


12-12-2014

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Charles Crompton and Edward A. Torpoco to judgeships in the San Francisco County Superior Court.

Crompton, 52, of San Francisco, has been legal director at the Glide Foundation since 2014. He was a partner at Latham and Watkins LLP from 1999 to 2014, partner and associate at McCutchen, Doyle, Brown and Enersen LLP from 1989 to 1999 and served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jane R. Roth at the U.S. District Court, District of Delaware from 1988 to 1989. Crompton earned a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Katherine A. Feinstein. Crompton is a Democrat.

Torpoco, 40, of San Francisco, has been a senior director and legal counsel supporting international projects at eBay Inc. since 2012, where he has been an in-house lawyer since 2006. Torpoco served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California from 2002 to 2006 and as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division from 2000 to 2002. He served as a deputy district attorney at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office from 1999 to 2000 and as a law clerk for the Honorable Irma E. Gonzalez at the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California from 1998 to 1999. Torpoco earned a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Patrick J. Mahoney. Torpoco is a Democrat.

The compensation for each of these positions is $184, 610.

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