Almira Moronne is an associate at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, whose practice focuses on mining and foreign investment transactions and natural resources development on public and private lands. She represents junior, mid-level and major mining companies at all stages of project development, as well as the investors and lenders that finance mining projects through traditional equity, lending, royalty, and streaming arrangements. She also works with clients in a wide range of industries in cross-border transactions and joint ventures, with expertise in navigating the national security screening process under the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
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 numerous boards and committees. She is currently co-chair of the DGS Women’s Network and co-chair of the American Bar Association Mining Committee. She serves on the Financial Advisory Committee of The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law, and she is an active member of the Women’s Energy Network, World Trade Center Denver, Women in Mining, and Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE). She previously served as a co-chair of the Legal Services and Programs Committees of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association.
Ms. Moronne is a graduate of the 2018-19 Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT) program and the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) 2022 Energy Fellows Institute. She has received multiple awards from the American Bar Association for her work developing the ABA Mining Committee. In 2021, she co-authored a multijurisdictional review of foreign investment screening regimes for the 67th Annual Institute of The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law, and during her tenure in Indonesia, she co-authored numerous articles and publications on Indonesian investment, mining, infrastructure, electricity, and insurance laws, as well as the 2014 and 2015 chapters of Getting the Deal Through – Mergers & Acquisitions. Ms. Moronne speaks English, Spanish, and Indonesian. She is admitted to practice in Colorado and New York.
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