Hon. Ignacia S. Moreno

Ignacia S. Moreno is recognized as one of the leading environmental and natural resources lawyers in the United States.  She is currently Chief Executive Officer and a founding Principal of The iMoreno Group, PLC, where she offers legal services and strategic counseling on environmental and natural resources matters. Ignacia served as the Senate-confirmed Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 2009 to 2013, and was recognized for her outstanding leadership of the Division’s response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. She also served in the Division for seven years during the Clinton Administration.  Ignacia is a former environmental Counsel for the Northeast/Midwest Regions and International at the General Electric Company, and practiced at two prominent Washington, D.C. law firms, including as a partner. In 2016, she was appointed by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to serve a four-year term on the State Air Pollution Control Board.

Ignacia serves on the National Board of Directors of the Trust for Public Land, the Advisory Board of the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law, and on the Board of Green 2.0. She also serves on the Council of the American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources and is a Fellow of the American Bar Association Foundation. She previously served on the boards of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and the Center for International Environmental Law, and served as General Counsel of the Hispanic National Bar Association and President of the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia. In 2013, PODER Hispanic Magazine named Ignacia one of the Top 100 Green Leaders in the United States and, in 1995 and 2013, Hispanic Business Magazine named her as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States. She is the recipient of the United States Department of Justice Edmund J. Randolph Award and the Department of Homeland Security—United States Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award and Medal.

Ignacia received a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law in 1990 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Political Science from New York University in 1986.  She was born in Cartagena, Colombia and is a naturalized United States citizen.