Davis Graham & Stubbs announced Monday that Almira Moronne has joined the firm’s natural resources department and Daniel Richards has joined the trial department.
Moronne is not admitted in Colorado, but her application for admission is pending. She is admitted in New York. Her practice focuses primarily on mining and public lands law, representing clients in the business of exploring for and developing hard rock minerals, as well as industrial minerals, coal, uranium and other energy resources. Moronne represents mining clients in transactions, joint ventures, and exploration and development agreements. She also advises clients on environmental, species protection and historical/cultural resource compliance.
Prior to joining DGS, Moronne worked as a foreign legal advisor at a prominent law firm in Jakarta, Indonesia, advising 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.
Moronne earned her law degree with honors from Duke University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Richards represents clients in complex civil litigation and has spent most of the last decade representing sizable domestic and international corporations in civil lawsuits and arbitrations throughout the U.S. He has represented clients at multiple trials involving antitrust, securities, patent, and products liability claims.
Richards also has extensive discovery and pretrial experience, including examinations of key fact and expert witnesses and oral advocacy. His expertise spans a broad range of substantive areas, including breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, products liability, securities, antitrust, professional malpractice, patent, copyright, rights of publicity, and probate. Richards has deep experience representing clients in the financial services, pharmaceutical, television and entertainment, and industrial chemicals industries.
Prior to joining DGS, Richards practiced at Cravath Swaine & Moore in New York and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. Richards received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. He attended Miami University and received a bachelor’s degree in finance.