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Bob Horn Appointed to MSHRAC Membership

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Horn has more than four decades of public and private sector experience.

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that partner Robert Horn has been appointed by Alex Azar, U.S. Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, to serve on the Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC). The advisory committee was established under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 to advise government authorities on the conduct of mine health and safety research, including making of grants and entering into contracts for such research.

Based in Husch Blackwell’s Washington office, Horn has more than four decades of public and private sector experience and advises clients on public policy and regulatory matters in the areas of health and safety, energy, environmental and economic development. He also focuses on tariff issues, often dealing with the Departments of Transportation and Commerce.

Prior to entering private practice, Horn served as a corporate officer for the Detroit Edison Co. and led the company in regulatory and governmental matters. 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. Horn was a founder of the Republican National Lawyers Association in 1985.

Husch Blackwell’s Mining & Minerals practice serves leading mining companies throughout the United States, advising on environmental compliance and permitting, occupational and mine safety issues, strategic transactions and mine development on public lands, among other areas.