Gallagher & Kennedy is pleased to announce that attorney Dalva “Dal” L. Moellenberg has been appointed to the Board of Regents for Western New Mexico University. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed Dal to a six-year term, effective immediately.
Dal joined G&K 28 years ago and has managed G&K’s Santa Fe office for 11 years. He primarily represents regulated industries in the areas of environmental and natural resources, including water quality and water rights, Superfund, hazardous waste, mining and mined land reclamation, and oil and gas. His experience includes all types of administrative proceedings, including rulemaking, permitting and licensing, defense of regulatory enforcement actions, appeals of agency actions, and settlement and litigation concerning environmental and other regulatory and general civil matters.
In addition to his appointment on WNMU’s Board of Regents, Dal serves as Chair of the New Mexico Mining Association's Environment Committee and Vice-Chair of the New Mexico Chamber of Commerce Environment, Water and Land Use Policy Committee. His environmental law practice has been recognized by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America since 1999, and Southwest Super Lawyers since 2007.
Established in 1893 in Silver City, Western New Mexico University is a premier and innovative Applied Liberal Arts and Sciences University offering over 70 fields of study for undergraduate and graduate programs in combination with internationally recognized professional programs and career and technical preparation. Embracing its identity as a Hispanic Serving Institution, WNMU is the central contributor in its region for public service, economic development, and cultural enrichment.