HNBA Commends Confirmation of Ignacia S. Moreno as Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
November 11, 2009
The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) applauds the Senate confirmation of Ignacia S. Moreno as Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the United States Department of Justice. Ms. Moreno has been an active member of the HNBA and served as its General Counsel during the 2008-2009 bar year.
Román D. Hernández, HNBA National President, noted that “The HNBA supported Ms. Moreno’s confirmation and is very pleased that the Senate recognized Ms. Moreno’s extraordinary credentials as reflected in the 93 to 0 vote. Ms. Moreno’s breadth of experience in the private sector, prior experience in the Department of Justice and superb leadership skills will make her an exceptional Assistant Attorney General.”
Earlier in her career, Ms. Moreno served in the same division for seven years, first as Special Assistant and then as Counsel and Principal Counsel to the Division’s Assistant Attorney General. The Division’s work includes affirmative civil suits to stop polluters and recover clean-up costs, prosecution of environmental and wildlife crimes, defense of federal agencies and their programs (including management of federal lands and other natural resources), defense of federal environmental regulations, litigation relating to tribes and Indian lands, and condemnation of land for congressionally authorized public use.