Jim Thornton

Jim Thornton

Interim CFO, EVP Strategy, General Counsel and Secretary

Has served as General Counsel and Secretary of Dakota Plains Holdings, Inc. since joining us in March 2013 and as Executive Vice President, Strategy since December 2015. While serving as interim Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Thornton will retain these positions. Mr. Thornton is responsible for planning and managing the execution of our strategic business goals as well as managing our legal and regulatory affairs. He has also been involved in all aspects of the company’s finances and interaction with the audit committee of the Board. Mr. Thornton previously served as the senior legal counsel of Toreador Resources Corporation in Paris, France before its combination with ZaZa Energy Corporation in 2012. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Thornton was an attorney in the Atlanta office of Dentons US LLP, where he represented clients in a broad range of corporate finance, merger and acquisition matters as well as advising public company clients on SEC reporting and disclosure requirements, corporate governance issues, and other corporate and securities matters. Before joining Dentons US LLP, Mr. Thornton practiced in the corporate departments of Balch & Bingham LLP and Locke Lord LLP. Mr. Thornton holds a J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Tennessee.

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  • Jim Thornton
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