Alex Romano joined Chalk & Behrendt as a Senior Associate in 2021. Alex has been working as a lawyer specialising in native title and related matters since 2016. Prior to starting at Chalk & Behrendt, Alex was employed as the In-House Legal Counsel at the Kimberley Land Council. He has a broad range of experience in native title and related litigation appearing on behalf of traditional owners in native title determination applications and future act matters before the National Native Title Tribunal, Federal Court, Full Federal Court and High Court of Australia.
Highlights of Alex’s work include representing the Bindunbur native title claimants (WA) in relation to their appeals to the Full Federal Court and High Court of Australia and representing Malarngowem native title holders in relation to heritage and related issues in the East Kimberley.
Alex also has experience advising traditional owners in relation to a variety of different commercial negotiations with a focus on mining and petroleum negotiations, heritage matters, corporate governance as well as law reform and policy matters. Prior to working at the KLC, Alex was employed as a law graduate and solicitor at NTSCORP in New South Wales.