Almira Moronne’s practice focuses primarily on mining and public lands law. She represents clients in the business of exploring for and developing hard rock minerals, as well as industrial minerals, coal, uranium, and other energy resources. Ms. Moronne represents clients in domestic and cross-border transactions, joint ventures, and exploration and development agreements, with special emphasis on the CFIUS process for foreign investment transactions. She also advises clients on environmental, species protection, and historical and cultural resource compliance.
Prior to joining DGS, Ms. Moronne worked as a foreign legal advisor at a prominent law firm in Jakarta, Indonesia. There, she advised foreign and domestic investors in mining, agriculture, infrastructure, financial services, and technology, including the first Indonesian “unicorn” companies and globally dominant internet companies. During her time in Indonesia, she also served as a policy advisor to WWF-Indonesia, helping the organization develop guidelines on land use and marine conservation.
Ms. Moronne earned her J.D., with honors, from Duke University, where she served as a staff editor of the Duke Law Journal and a research and articles editor of the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum. She also holds a B.A., with honors, from the University of California, Berkeley.
Ms. Moronne serves on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, is vice-chair of the American Bar Association Mining Subcommittee, and is a member of the 2018-19 Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT) cohort. She is a member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and serves on the leadership council for the Posner Center for International Development. She was a listed co-author of the Indonesian chapters of Getting the Deal Through – Mergers & Acquisitions 2014 and 2015 in addition to co-authoring numerous articles and publications on Indonesian mining, infrastructure, electricity, and insurance laws. Ms. Moronne speaks English, Spanish, and Indonesian. She is admitted to practice in Colorado and New York.
Duke University, J.D., cum laude, 2011
University of California, Berkeley, B.A., cum laude, 2004