11.10.2017 | Firm News
Burr & Forman Adds Birmingham Counsel to Boost Health Care and White Collar Defense Practice
Birmingham, Ala., November 10, 2017 – Burr & Forman LLP announces the addition of Birmingham-based Counsel Adam Overstreet to the firm’s health care practice group. After serving more than ten years at the Department of Justice, Overstreet brings extensive experience dealing with white collar criminal and civil matters that will enhance the firm’s capacity to successfully serve clients in the health care industry.
“With health care a top priority nationally and for the businesses we serve, Adam’s experience within health care litigation supports our ability to counsel clients seamlessly through the intricate and ever-changing landscape,” said Howard Bogard, leader of Burr & Forman’s health care practice group. “Adam’s substantial background with the Department of Justice adds a unique strength to our team, allowing us to offer our clients a different perspective that will assist them in avoiding and dealing with government investigations and prosecutions.”
Overstreet represents health care and other clients in civil defense litigation and all aspects of federal criminal prosecution, including investigation, indictment, trial, sentencing and appeal with a primary focus on complex, white collar crimes.
Prior to joining Burr & Forman, Overstreet served as the Appellate Section Chief at the Southern District of Alabama’s U.S. Attorney’s Office. In that role, Adam trained Assistant U.S. Attorneys regarding changes and developments in federal criminal law. He has litigated over 100 appeals before the Eleventh Circuit and orally argued several white collar cases, including a multi-million dollar “Ponzi” scheme.
His additional experience includes serving as the Health Care Fraud Coordinator of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, as well as a member of the Complex Litigation Unit. While serving as the Health Care Fraud Coordinator, he handled all criminal health care fraud (HCF) matters in the office and directed numerous complex HCF investigations. He also participated in several “parallel” civil False Claim Act and qui tam “whistle blower” investigations. Adam also successfully reinforced the office’s dormant criminal Health Care Fraud program (HCF), which culminated in what was formerly the largest and most complex HCF case in the history of the office.
Overstreet earned his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.
For more than a century, Burr & Forman LLP’s experienced legal team has served clients with local, national, and international interests in numerous industry and practice areas, ranging from commercial litigation and class actions to corporate transactions, including bankruptcy and restructurings. A Southeast regional firm with 300 attorneys and 11 offices in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee, Burr & Forman attorneys draw from a diverse range of resources to help clients achieve their goals and address their complex legal needs. For more information, visit the firm’s website at www.burr.com.