Scott Horton is an attorney and legal academic whose work concentrates on international public and private law, natural resource development and human rights matters.

His career has focused heavily on advice and representation of entities in the natural resources sector, with a heavy focus on mining, and most recently he has counseled sovereigns in the restructuring of natural resource licensing regimes to introduce higher levels of transparency and accountability and has supervised extensive anti-corruption investigations relating to existing natural resource investments. His significant clients have included the governments of Georgia, Guinea, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Taiwan and South Korea as well as AIG, CBS, EBRD, IFC, Newmont Mining, Shell Oil and the financier George Soros.

As a human rights advocate, Horton advised and represented Russian physicist and Nobel laureate Andrei Sakharov, Elena Bonner and has advised and represented CBS and the Associated Press, among other media entities.