Julia Gomez, Fried Frank/MALDEF Civil Rights fellow, has joined the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) as a staff attorney after completing the first two years of her fellowship as a Fried Frank litigation associate. While at Fried Frank, she handled a variety of complex commercial and pro bono matters. Prior to joining the Fried Frank/MALDEF Civil Rights fellowship, Ms. Gomez worked for the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the ACLU, and served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Melvin L. Schweitzer of the New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division. Ms. Gomez graduated from Columbia Law School, where she worked in the Prisoners and Families Clinic, was Treasurer for the Society for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and was Admissions Chair for the Latino/a Law Students Association. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a B.A. in Political Science and History. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a B.A. in Political Science and History, and is a member of the New York State Bar.
The Fried Frank Civil Rights Fellowship is a partnership between the Firm, MALDEF, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF). Fellows spend two years as associates in Fried Frank's Litigation Department and then another two years as MALDEF or LDF staff attorneys. At the end of their four-year commitment, successful Fellows are encouraged to interview to return to Fried Frank and, in some cases, they may continue on the staff of their civil rights organization.
For more information regarding the Fried Frank Civil Rights Fellowship, please visit the Fried Frank Fellowship webpage. For more information about MALDEF, click here.