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Douglass named Energy & Mineral Law Foundation board president

PITTSBURGH, Pa.,  – The law firm of Babst Calland has announced the appointment of Kevin K. Douglass, shareholder and litigation attorney, as president of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF), a national nonprofit educational organization which fosters the study of the laws and regulations related to natural resource development and energy use.
In his capacity as board president, Douglass will work closely with the foundation’s executive committee and executive director in implementing its three-year strategic plan, as well as assisting with program planning and governance. He is a senior attorney with Babst Calland and has more than 25 years of experience litigating complex commercial matters in a variety of forums, including federal, state and bankruptcy courts. He is admitted to practice in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia, as well as in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
The appointment was effective July 1, 2014.What makes this appointment unique for Kevin Douglass is the fact that he is now the board president of the foundation that his father, Attorney Samuel Douglass, founded in 1979 with University of Pittsburgh Law Professor Cy Fox.

Based in Lexington, Kentucky, the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation’s mission is to foster the study of energy, mineral and natural resources law through quality, cost-effective and timely education, law student scholarships, and a continuing forum for the intellectually honest examination of the law.

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