Karol Kahalley has been a mining and Indian law attorney with the firm of Holland & Hart, LLP in Denver, Colorado for over 20 years. As a leading expert on US mining law, Ms Kahalley has successfully represented clients in acquiring mineral properties and developing mining operations throughout the United States, including on tribal lands. Her work includes hard rock minerals, oil and gas, oil shale, potash, uranium, coal, rare earth minerals, aggregates, and geothermal resources. She is a recognised expert on the creation and interpretation of mining royalties.

Ms Kahalley has been a lecturer and has published numerous articles for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver College of Law in international mining law and policy.