He is a solicitor of England and Wales, and a member of the bar in New York, California, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Last year, Thornton co-authored the book Client Earth, which tells the story of the organization's progress over the past decade. It won the Judge's Choice award at the inaugural Business Book Awards in 2018.
Thornton graduated from Yale, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, and is a graduate of New York University School of Law, where he was Editor of the Law Review. He clerked with Judge John Minor Wisdom in the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, is a Conservation Fellow of the Zoological Society of London, and a fellow of the Ashoka Foundation.
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