Candace J. Gomez Joins Bond

January 3, 2017

(Garden City): Candace J. Gomez has joined Bond, Schoeneck & King, in Garden City, New York. She will work with the firm’s higher education, school district and litigation practice groups. A seasoned litigator and valued counselor, Candace represents school districts, colleges, universities, corporations and individuals. She has successfully represented clients in the courts of New York State, federal court, New York State Education Department impartial hearings, New York State Commissioner of Education appeals, and U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) investigations. 

Candace has counseled some of the largest school districts and universities in New York State. Her work has included policy development, contracts, school board elections, employee disciplinary proceedings, student residency requirements, special education and student disciplinary hearings. She also has extensive experience defending clients in a variety of civil litigation matters.

Candace began her legal career in Bond’s Syracuse office, having been recruited directly from law school. She worked at the firm for three years, and then relocated to Long Island. When Bond’s Garden City, Long Island office expanded its education practice group, the firm offered her a senior counsel position, and is pleased to welcome her back.

“Bond is delighted to be adding another serious talent to our growing higher education practice,” said Jeffrey Kehl, labor and employment, and education practice member out of Bond’s New York City office. “Candace’s clients value her advice, as do her colleagues and peers, as demonstrated by the speaking engagements she is offered.” 

Candace has presented at numerous seminars and workshops on various education law topics, including the annual School Law Conference presented by the Nassau and Suffolk Academies of Law, and the annual School Attorney Law Conference presented by the New York State Association of School Attorneys. She is Vice-Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Education Law Committee and Nassau County President of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association. She regularly writes education law articles for The Suffolk Lawyer. “With her depth and breadth of experience, we are excited to add Candace to our education and labor law practices,” said Howard Miller, co-chair of Bond’s school districts practice in Garden City. 

An honors graduate of Tufts University, Candace was selected to be the commencement speaker of her graduating class and was the recipient of several awards, including the prestigious Wendell Phillips Award. Candace received her law degree from American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., where she served as an Executive Board Member of the Moot Court Honor Society. She lives with her husband and two children in East Northport.

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is a law firm with 265 lawyers serving individuals, companies and public sector entities in a broad range of practice areas including higher education and school districts. Bond has nine offices in New York State and offices in Naples, Florida and Overland Park, Kansas.