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Brittany Buckley Salup

Brittany Buckley Salup is an attorney in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2010 and practices in the environmental litigation, commercial litigation, and toxic tort defense groups.

Brittany is listed as a Rising Star in Environmental Litigation by Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2016.

Representative Experience

  • Defended major oil and gas companies in lawsuits alleging that soil, sediment, groundwater, drinking water, and other types of environmental contamination were caused by oil and gas exploration and production activities, gas processing/midstream operations, and refining operations throughout Louisiana
  • Represented large corporation in litigation involving cost recovery and contribution claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Louisiana hazardous waste control laws
  • Defended  a major oil and gas company in oilfield legacy cases involving Louisiana's Act 312 (La. R.S. 30:29) and Louisiana’s usable groundwater remediation statute, as well as claims for alleged breaches of mineral leases, surface leases, and implied obligations under the Louisiana Mineral Code
  • Defended operator of hydraulically-fractured oil & gas wells in lawsuit alleging nuisance and property damage from oil and gas operations in Utica & Marcellus region
  • Advised energy company regarding environmental regulatory compliance for its operations in the Bakken shale, including storm water pollution prevention planning
  • Represented energy clients in various environmental regulatory matters before the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, including environmental assessment and remediation plans under Statewide Order 29-B and RECAP
  • Defended energy companies in lawsuits seeking damages fear of contracting cancer, increased risk of contracting cancer, and/or medical monitoring damages based on alleged toxic exposures at former industrial sites
  • Represented building owner in commercial dispute surrounding purchase and sale of commercial real estate in Orleans Parish
  • Represented clients in commercial disputes regarding environmental obligations established by asset and stock purchases/sales
  • Defended global energy company in class action litigation alleging personal injuries from toxic exposures to Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM)
  • Represented lessor in consumer lease dispute and successfully enforced an agreement to arbitrate the dispute
  • Represented regional oil and gas company in disputes involving joint operating agreement

Education

Brittany earned her B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Virginia Tech University in 2007. While attending Virginia Tech, Brittany was the recipient of the Pamplin Leadership Scholarship, and she also studied Spanish abroad at the Universidad de Sevilla in Spain. Brittany earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Tulane University Law School in 2010, where she was actively involved in the Civil Litigation Clinic.

Admissions

  • Admitted, Louisiana, 2010; United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Memberships

  • New Orleans, Louisiana State, American and Federal Bar Associations; Institute for Energy Law; National Association for Women Attorneys (NAWL); Women's Energy Network, Southeast Louisiana Chapter

Articles, Publications and Presentations

Community Service

  • Board of Directors, New Orleans Council on Aging
  • Volunteer, Homeless Experience Legal Protection (HELP) Program
  • Provisional Member, Junior League of New Orleans
  • Past Member, GNO, Inc. NextGen Council
  • Past Judge, American Collegiate Moot Court Association's National Semi-Finals
  • Past Volunteer and Guide, New Orleans YLC's College Admissions Program (CAP)

Reported Cases

  • Layton, et al. v. Chevron Environmental Management Company, et al., No. 13-1634, 2014 WL 222829 (W.D. La. 2014)
  • Watkins v. Exxon Mobil Corp., et al., 2013-1545 (La. 5/7/14); 145 So. 3d 237
  • Nellie Pierce, et al. v. Atlantic Richfield Co., et al., 2013-1103 (La. App. 3 Cir. 3/19/14); 2014 WL 1047061
  • Stewart Title of Louisiana v. Chevron U.S.A. Inc., 2012-1369 (La. App. 4 Cir. 3/27/13); 112 So. 3d 949
  • Hill v. Exxon Mobil Corp., et al, No. 11-2786, 2013 WL 27634 (E.D. La. 1/13/2013)
  • Bourgeois v. Exxon Mobil Corp., et. al., No. 11-2787, 2011 WL 6130767 (E. D. La. 12/8/11)