Mr. Overstreet has been with K&L Gates since 1993 and has an administrative law and litigation practice spanning several substantive disciplines with an emphasis on energy and environmental matters. He assists clients in a variety of business sectors with permit applications and enforcement matters before state and federal regulatory agencies, including the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection,the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Overstreet appears regularly before the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board as well as state and federal agencies and courts across the United States and has represented clients in trial and appellate courts in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Louisiana, New Jersey, Michigan, Arkansas and West Virginia. In addition to being a member of the Pennsylvania, and Ohio bars, Mr. Overstreet is currently admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Fifth and D.C. Circuits.
Mr. Overstreet also represents state and national trade associations in connection with administrative agency rulemakings and adjudications and judicial review of such actions. On behalf of national and regional clients, he has appeared before, and litigated against, federal and state agencies throughout the United States and has successfully prosecuted civil actions brought against local and state government officials in federal courts in several states.
Mr. Overstreet is actively involved on behalf of a number of different clients in permitting, enforcement and litigation matters associated with the development of oil and gas reserves in several basins. He represents natural gas development, collection and distribution companies with respect to well, air emission and water use permits, leasing and property rights disputes, administrative enforcement actions and related consent orders as well as third-party permit appeals. He also defends clients against civil actions alleging groundwater and surface contamination and personal injury allegedly associated with gas well development and, as part of his natural resource practice, Mr. Overstreet has worked with leading experts in a variety of technical disciplines.
In addition to his work with resource development and distribution companies, Mr. Overstreet represents clients in the water and waste management, refining and power generation sectors. For twenty years, he has advised clients with permitting, enforcement and litigation matters arising in connection with the development and operation of landfills, oil refineries, surface mines and natural gas power plants.
Mr. Overstreet also has a commercial litigation practice, as a complement to his regulatory and administrative litigation practice, and has served as lead counsel in jury and non-jury trials in state and federal courts. Mr. Overstreet has also represented witnesses and targets in grand jury proceedings and, on behalf of national clients, has lead confidential, internal investigations into allegations of alleged fraud and related statutory and regulatory violations. Mr. Overstreet serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law teaching courses on water and shale gas development and energy law.
For several years prior to attending law school, Mr. Overstreet developed and managed a franchise and independent restaurant group that grew to include several restaurants with approximately one hundred and fifty employees.