With more than four decades of public and private sector experience, Robert Horn provides insightful guidance on tariff, transportation and mining issues, particularly to international clients. Bob helps clients advance their public policy and regulatory interests in the areas of health and safety, energy, environmental and economic development.
He represents foreign sovereigns in energy development projects, both domestically and overseas, frequently in matters before the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). He also focuses on tariff issues, often dealing with the Departments of Transportation and Commerce.
Most recently, Bob led a team from Husch Blackwell that successfully hosted a joint delegation from Nigeria that met with U.S. officials to increase trade and investment opportunities. In 2019, Bob was appointed by Alex Azar, the U.S. Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, to serve on the Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC).
Before entering private practice, Bob served as a corporate officer for the Detroit Edison Co. and led the company in regulatory and legislative matters before Congress, the executive branch and administrative agencies.
He also served in the White House as Executive Secretary of the Presidential Clemency Board under President Gerald Ford and as Special Assistant to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Additionally, Bob served on the transition teams of Presidents Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Donald Trump.
After his White House tenure, Bob served as Director of the State of Michigan’s Washington office, Special Assistant to Gov. William G. Milligan and a member of the governor’s subcabinet responsible for advocating on behalf of the State of Michigan before Congress, the executive branch and the administrative agencies.
- J.D., Fordham University School of Law
- B.B.A., City University of New York
- District of Columbia
- New York
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
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