Areas of Practice
  • SMU Dedman School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007, Articles Editor, The International Lawyer Journal
  • University of Wyoming, B.A., 2002
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • US District Court, District of Columbia
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Joshua Runyan

Of Counsel
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 8129
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Joshua Runyan advises clients with respect to the construction, operation, and maintenance of major transportation and energy projects, including pipeline and railroad projects.  He works closely with a variety of federal and state agencies on the regulatory, permitting, and environmental aspects of such projects, including the US Department of State, US Department of Transportation, US Department of Interior, and the US Army Corps of Engineers.  He also has extensive experience in the application of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and other federal and state statutes applicable to the construction and operation of infrastructure projects.  Mr. Runyan has provided compliance counseling to companies from small entrepreneurs to multinational corporations and trade associations regarding laws and regulations administered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  He is also frequently involved in litigation concerning challenges to federal agency compliance with NEPA, the NHPA, and ESA.   

Mr. Runyan also advises motor carriers, rail carriers, and pipeline companies with respect to regulatory compliance issues, including environmental and hazardous material and liquids transportation, including Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requirements.  His experience extends to PHMSA enforcement actions, including responding to corrective action orders and notices of probable violations, as well as administrative proceedings before the agency. 

Mr. Runyan assists companies with respect to investigations and enforcement actions arising from major incidents or spills.  He has extensive knowledge of the Clean Water Act (CWA) enforcement process administered by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Coast Guard, and he advises companies on investigations conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).