Chris Horner represents and advises Government Accountability & Oversight and its clients. As an attorney in Washington, D.C. for twenty five years, Horner’s clients have included policy groups, scientists, and members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate on matters of environmental policy, in addition to providing regulatory counsel to effected parties. Chris spent 20 years with the free-market think tank Competitive Enterprise Institute making a mark on the energy and environment policy debate, through open records litigation, and scholarly as well as more popular writings including about the Kyoto and Paris climate treaties.
Horner has been privileged to speak to years of Heritage Young Leaders Program interns, and campus audiences through Young America’s Foundation. He has been regularly cited and published in The Washington Times, National Review, Investor’s Business Daily, and Washington Examiner.
His FOIA work has been cited on several occasions by the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal, where he has also been published and his comments have run numerous times in the Letters section. In the past Horner has written for New York Times’ ‘Room for Debate’, Energy Tribune, United Press International, Spain’s Actualidad Economica, and the Brussels legislative news magazine EU Reporter. Horner has addressed legal, policy, and political issues hundreds of times on television and radio programs in the United States, the UK, Europe, Canada, and Australia. He was also a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on the release of the first of his four books, “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism” (2007), which spent six months on The New York Times best-seller list. Horner’s second book, “Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud and Deception to Keep You Misinformed” (2008) was also a best-seller.
Horner has testified before the United States Senate Committees on Foreign Relations and Environment and Public Works, and has worked on legal and policy issues with numerous think tanks and other policy organizations around the globe. An avid public speaker, he has spoken on numerous occasions before members of the European Parliament as well as policymakers in multiple European capitals on a range of issues.
Horner has held volunteer positions in his church, coached six years and twelve seasons of youth sports, and serves on The Federalist Society’s International and National Security Law Practice Group’s Executive Committee. He received his Juris Doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis, where he received the Judge Samuel Breckenridge Award for Advocacy.