Brittany B. Long

Brittany B. Long

Associate

Austin Construction Lawyer - Brittany B. Long

Brittany Long’s practice focuses on advocating for general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and owners on a variety of construction related issues including litigation, contract negotiations, and alternative dispute resolution.

Prior to joining the firm, Brittany represented both plaintiffs and defendants in all types of commercial and high-stakes litigation. With a background as Assistant Attorney General in the Financial Litigation and Charitable Trusts Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, she managed complex breach-of-contract cases regarding construction, technology, licensing, and grant agreements.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Representative Experience

  • Served as lead counsel for multiple Texas universities in negotiating successful pre-trial resolutions to claims against general contractors for defective work, avoiding the time and expense of litigation
  • Assisted in defending State agencies against claims from contractors seeking payment for work performed outside the scope of the parties’ agreements and/or out of compliance with Texas laws
  • Tried a case in small claims court pro-bono for a client who was cheated on a real estate deal – the jury found the defendant not only breached the contract, but that he also committed fraud, awarding the maximum jurisdictional award for actual and punitive damages
  • Served as lead counsel representing the Texas Workforce Commission in a multi-million dollar dispute over a failed technology modernization project, reaching a favorable settlement agreement
  • Served as second-chair counsel representing a State university before the State Office of Administrative Hearings regarding a breach-of-contract dispute under Chapter 2260, successfully defending against a general contractor who sought payment for work that was never performed
  • Achieved pre-trial dismissals against a company who attempted to charge a State hospital over half a million dollars for a software licensing and maintenance contract that allegedly automatically renewed, despite never performing any services
  • Served as the lead attorney on cases related to TCEQ’s Texas Emissions Reduction Plan grant program
  • Represented numerous State agencies in recovering grant funds that were improperly spent
  • Reviewed State contracts for compliance with Texas procurement laws

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. – 2015
  • The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.A., with honors – 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association