Emily Bittle focuses her primary practice on clients in the energy sector and has advised clients in other industries during government investigations. Within the energy sector, she has assisted in oil and gas litigation, lease disputes, compliance in midstream operations, and defending a Fortune 50 energy company in a federal criminal investigation.
Following an 18 month federal grand jury investigation of alleged Clean Air Act violations, Ms. Bittle assisted in obtaining a declination of prosecution on behalf of a publicly traded energy company.
Ms. Bittle also assisted a Fortune 500 financial institution in defending a cross-border federal criminal investigation where her Spanish-language skills were frequently used to analyze complex documentary evidence.
Ms. Bittle was a summer associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, she was a title abstractor for a Pittsburgh law firm, focusing on oil, gas, and mineral interests. During law school, Ms. Bittle was a law clerk at a national law firm in 2014, and she was a research assistant for multiple professors. Additionally, Ms. Bittle was an intern for the Hon. Nora Barry Fischer, District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, during the summer of 2013. Also, Ms. Bittle participated in Duquesne University’s 3&3 Program for her undergraduate and law degrees.