Alice Gomez, an attorney and professional member of the food and agriculture practice group, joined Cornerstone in 2007. She represents producer organizations, commodity research and promotion programs, food manufacturers and distributors on issues related to the marketing of agricultural products, international trade, and nutrition.
Alice advises checkoff programs on compliance with Federal statutes and regulations, drafts and reviews contracts, bylaws, and other documents, and assists in developing client information for the United States Department of Agriculture as it provides oversight of checkoff program activities.
Regarding international trade issues, Alice successfully represented a grower organization in negotiations to form an export trading company, and she continues to monitor activity on trade agreements.
Regarding food and nutrition issues, Alice advises various clients on legislative and regulatory developments related to child nutrition programs.
Alice regularly writes policy-focused articles for publication in widely circulated client newsletters, and she assists Political Action Committees in compliance with the reporting requirements of the Federal Election Campaign Act and regulations.
A native English speaker fluent in French and Spanish, Alice earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan, worked overseas while studying political science, interned in the U.S. House of Representatives, and volunteered with the Peace Corps.
Alice earned a Juris Doctor summa cum laude from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law after completing a legal internship at the United States Tax Court, serving 800 hours in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and the Juvenile and Special Education Law Clinic, acting as Senior Editor of the law review and representing her class as Senator in the Student Bar Association and the Evening Law Students Association. Alice has been admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland.