Brittany A. Fox

Area of Emphasis

Brittany Fox is an associate in the Energy and Natural Resources Group of Babst Calland. Ms. Fox represents clients in the energy industry on a wide range of oil, gas, and mineral-related transaction matters, including title examination, curative work and due diligence. She routinely prepares drilling title opinions and division order title opinions where she counsels clients on the business risks associated with the acquisition and development of oil and gas leases.

Background

Ms. Fox graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008, earning her B.A. in Political Science and a Certificate in Public and Professional Writing. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Duquesne University School of Law in 2011, where she was a member of the Duquesne Law Review and a Teaching Assistant for the school’s nationally ranked Legal Research and Writing program. During law school, Ms. Fox also had the privilege of serving as a Research Assistant to Dr. John E. Murray, Jr. in publishing the 5th Edition of his renowned legal treatise “Murray on Contracts.” Ms. Fox has received several honors and awards for her legal research and writing skills, including the Honorable Carol Los Mansmann Excellence in Writing Award, and has been published in various industry newsletters and journals.

Prior to joining Babst Calland, Ms. Fox worked as an oil and gas title attorney for a Texas-based energy law firm in its Canonsburg, PA office.

Memberships and Affiliations

Ms. Fox is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, North Dakota, West Virginia, Ohio, New Mexico (pending) and Texas. She is an active member of the Women’s Energy Network (WEN) and currently serves as the Marketing & Communications Director for the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of WEN. Ms. Fox is also a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), the Michael Late Benedum Chapter of the AAPL, and the Northern Appalachian Landman’s Association.

Publications/Presentations
  • Co-author, “Availability of ‘quick take’ for pipeline rights-of-way in Pennsylvania – state vs. federal law,” The PIOGA Press, March 2016.
  • Co-author, “Title due diligence: Conducting the title examination, reporting title defects and establishing the buyer’s pre-closing objections,” The PIOGA Press, November 2014.
  • Co-author, “Title due diligence: Defining ‘defensible title’ and confirming the quality of the seller’s assets,” The PIOGA Press, October 2014.