Brittany A. Fox

Area of Emphasis

Brittany Fox is an associate in Babst Calland’s Energy and Natural Resources, Corporate and Commercial, and Pipeline and HazMat Safety groups.

Ms. Fox has extensive experience in the energy industry and represents energy clients on a wide range of transactional matters, including title review, curative work and due diligence.  She also represents business clients on general corporate matters, including contract drafting and negotiation, business planning and structuring, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial real estate transactions.

Ms. Fox also represents clients in matters before the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and state commissions.  She advises clients throughout the United States on federal regulatory interpretive and compliance matters, incident response, enforcement and rulemaking.

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 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, and Texas.  She is an active member of the Women’s Energy Network (WEN) and currently serves as the Secretary of 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.

In 2020, Ms. Fox was the recipient of the WEN Greater Pittsburgh President’s Award for her leadership and unwavering passion for promoting fellow women in energy.  She also received a 2021 Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch recognition from BL Rankings for Energy Law.

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.