Five Questions with Almira Moronne, Davis Graham & Stubbs Associate and Mining Lawyer

Almira Moronne

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This week, we heard from Almira Moronne, associate and mining lawyer at Davis Graham & Stubbs. She “represents junior, mid-level and senior 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.” Read more about Moronne’s practice and experience in her online biography.

Question #1

If you could choose to master a musical instrument that you don’t already know how to play, which one would it be and why?

A: The piano, because it’s the most pleasing instrument to listen to, and it seems to me that it allows the person playing the widest range of expression.

Question #2

What is your favorite restaurant and what’s your favorite thing to order there?

A: My favorite food is fried chicken, but I rarely like it in sit-down restaurants – it’s usually too dry. Church’s and Bojangles are the best, but, alas, we don’t have Bojangles here.

Question #3

If you could travel back in time and talk to any historical figure about the law, who would you talk to and what would you say to them?

A: Genghis Khan – I would ask him how he feels about the whole “Mongols are the exception” thing.

Question #4

What’s your favorite weekend activity?

A: Shopping for food, cooking and eating.

Question #5

Which rule of evidence do you hate the most and why?

A: Um, all of the ones they asked about on the bar exam? Just kidding – I don’t litigate, so I don’t have particular associations, positive or negative, with any court rules. Ironically, Evidence was my highest grade in law school.

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