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Michael K. Reer

 About Michael

Michael joined Harris, Finley & Bogle’s litigation team in 2016 after practicing oil and gas law in Pennsylvania.  Michael has assisted with oil and gas litigation in some of the most significant shale plays in the country, including in the Barnett, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Marcellus, Utica, and Wolfcamp.  Several of the litigation matters Michael has participated in concern alleged contamination from oil and natural gas production activities, lease disputes, and title discrepancies. 

Michael also has significant regulatory experience, and has assisted clients with compliance and enforcement matters concerning several federal and state agencies.  In particular, Michael has assisted clients with investigations or enforcement matters initiated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, Texas Railroad Commission, and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.  Michael has also assisted clients with drafting comments on federal and state rule proposals, including rules proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Office of Surface Mining, and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.  Michael is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and Texas and is admitted to practice before  the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.  

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