Retired Partner of Counsel, White & Case
Richard Horsch is a recently retired partner of counsel at the international law firm of White & Case LLP. Mr. Horsch represent clients on domestic and international environmental matters, including environmental litigation. While at White & Case Mr. Horsch, among other things, served as legal advisor to a sovereign nation in its establishment and start-up of a Designated National Authority (“DNA”) to review and approve proposed projects developed under the Clean Development Mechanism (“CDM”) of the Kyoto Protocol, including advising on the development and implementation of sustainable development principles to guide the DNA in its decisions on whether to approve proposed projects. He was an advisor to an international oil company in identifying and implementing projects to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. He advised a sovereign nation on its negotiation of the regulatory framework for carbon capture and sequestration projects under the Kyoto Protocol.
Mr. Horsch has written and lectured frequently on international environmental law and climate change issues. He is an annual contributor (since 2005) to the Environmental Section of Year-in-Review, an annual publication of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. Mr. Horsch was Co-Chair of the International Environmental Law Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law in 2008 and Vice Chair from 2005-2007. He serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, a non-profit public interest law organization. He is on the Board of Advisors to New York University School of Law’s Institute for Policy Integrity.
Mr. Horsch holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law, and a B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of New Hampshire. Since 2007 Mr. Horsch has been an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Law and International Environmental Law at Seton Hall Law School.