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Maria A. Gomez is an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Corporate departments as well as a member of the firm’s Higher Education practice group. Maria works with educational institutions on various matters, including academic and student affairs, student and employee discipline, federal and state compliance, discrimination and harassment claims, disability accommodations, residential life, policy development and implementation, tenure, termination and promotion, governance, and internal grievance procedures.

While in law school, Maria served as the Managing Director of the St. John’s Moot Court Honor Society and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review. Maria participated in the firm’s Summer Associate Program during law school and joined Cullen and Dykman LLP after graduating in 2019. Before law school, Maria was a paralegal at an immigration law firm on Long Island.

Practice Areas

Industries

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, Dean’s List, 2019
  • B.S., University at Buffalo, cum laude, 2014

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Dean’s Scholarship Recipient
  • Recipient, Tyler Ramaker Memorial Graduation Award for demonstrating outstanding service, leadership through action, dedication, and cooperative teamwork, St. John’s University School of Law
  • Second Best Brief, 2017 Joseph T. Tinnelly Moot Court Competition
  • Quarter Finalist, 2018 Irving Kaufman Securities Law Moot Court Competition

Publications

  • Big Businesses and Small Mistakes: How Failing to Understand the Facts Creates Confusion in the Delaware Courts (American Bankruptcy Institute Bankruptcy Case Blog, January 2018)
  • Successful Motions for Reconsideration Require Extraordinary Circumstances (St. John’s University School of Law Bankruptcy Research Library, September 2018)