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Nicole Cook HeadshotNicole Cook

Environmental and Agricultural Faculty Legal Specialist

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Telephone:  (410) 651-6182

Email: nlcook@umes.edu




Education: Nicole Cook received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Iowa and her Juris Doctor degree from Northeastern University School of Law. Nicole also holds Master of Law in Agricultural and Food Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law.

Areas of Expertise: food safety, risk management planning, nutrient management, new and beginning farmer sustainability planning and preparation, intellectual property rights

Nicole practiced as a trial attorney and as in-house corporate counsel for several years before completing her LL.M. in Agriculture and Food Law.  She served briefly as the senior advisor for the USDA’s Risk Management Agency under the Obama Administration before joining ALEI.