Speaker Announcement

James Thornton

We are delighted to announce James Thornton, founding CEO of ClientEarth, as a speaker at Warwick Congress. James will be addressing the Environment topic from the legal perspective of the Congress.

James Thorton, founding CEO of ClientEarth

James has an impressive number of accolades to his name including one of 10 people who could change the world according to The New Statesman.

The Lawyer has named him as one of the top 100 lawyers in the UK. In 2016, he was named as one of the 1,000 most influential people in London and also won Leader of the Year at the Business Green Awards. Prior to founding ClientEarth, James moved from a Wall Street law practice to found the Citizens’ Enforcement Project at NRDC in New York, where he brought and won 80 federal lawsuits against corporations to enforce the Clean Water Act after the Reagan Administration had stopped enforcing the law.

James founded ClientEarth – Europe’s first public interest environmental law organisation – in 2007. Now operating globally, it uses advocacy, litigation and research to address the greatest challenges of our time – including biodiversity loss, climate change, and toxic chemicals. Its work is always built on solid law and science.

 

We can’t wait to welcome James to the inaugural Warwick Congress 2017!

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