Amy K. Cornell
Amy Cornell is of counsel in Bose McKinney & Evans’ Agribusiness and Real Estate Groups. She also is a vice president in government relations with Bose Public Affairs Group. Ms. Cornell leverages her strong agriculture and regulatory background to represent clients, particularly those in the agribusiness and life sciences industries, in their corporate and compliance needs, as well as in state and local government relations, grassroots lobbying and stakeholder engagement. Her subject matter experience ranges from natural resource regulation to homeland security, and from invasive species to livestock. Ms. Cornell is the current president of the Agribusiness Council of Indiana.
Prior to joining Bose McKinney & Evans, Ms. Cornell worked for Indiana Farm Bureau as policy advisor and counsel for the agricultural advocacy organization. She also previously handled policy and regulatory affairs for the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. In this capacity, Ms. Cornell participated in administrative rule making related to confined feeding operations (CFO/CAFO), fertilizer use, antidegradation, NPDES CAFO reporting and sales tax exemptions. She also served as executive director of the Indiana Land Resource Council, a group appointed by the governor to assist state and local decision makers with land use tools and policies.
In addition to serving as president of the Agribusiness Council of Indiana, Ms. Cornell is an adjunct faculty member at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law, teaching a two-hour course “Agricultural Law and Environment,” which examines the intersection of agricultural policies and environmental law. She also is a consultant to the Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Purdue University in the formation of a cooperative agriculture law program. Ms. Cornell holds a law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and an LL.M. in agricultural law from the University of Arkansas School of Law.
University of Arkansas School of Law (LL.M. in agricultural law, 2007)
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2006)
Purdue University (B.S. with distinction, 2002)
Honors / Awards
Indiana Lawyer Up and Coming Lawyer Award (2017)
Appearances / Publications
Author: Upcoming Changes to the Use of Antibiotics in Food Animals“(Bose McKinney & Evans Ag Law Alert, 2016); Revised EPA Standards for Farmworkers” (Bose McKinney & Evans Ag Law Alert, 2016)
Quoted: “Local Farmers Say Bad Road Conditions Are Hurting Business” (Jessica Smith, WISHTV Online, March 14, 2017); “Ag Groups Eye Rural Infrastructure” (Holly Hahn Yoder, The Farmer’s Exchange Online, February 24, 2017); “Attorney Talks Infrastructure Legislation” (Erica Quinlan, Indiana AgriNews, February 20, 2017; “Long-term Indiana Infrastructure Push Heats Up” (Andy Eubank, Hoosier Ag Today, February 8, 2017)
Presentations: Hot Topics in Food Law (International Conference on China-U.S. Food Safety Governance and Public Health, May 2018); Hot Topics in Food Law (China Agricultural University, May 2018); Legislative Update (2018 Outlook for Food and Agribusiness Industries, April 2018); Food Safety (2017 Outlook for Food and Agribusiness Industries, March 2017); Food Safety and Recalls (Field to Fork, an Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services seminar, March 2017)
Podcasts: Business of Agriculture Podcast “Who Needs Agricultural Law? We do!” (June 2018)
Appointments / Memberships
Agribusiness Council of Indiana (president, 2017); American Agricultural Law Association (membership committee); Indiana State Bar Association Agricultural Law Section (council member); Indiana Leadership Forum Class of 2017; Purdue Agriculture Dean’s Advisory Council; Indiana University McKinney School of Law and Purdue University cooperative agriculture law program (consultant); AgrIInstitute Agricultural Leadership Program (Class 15); Indiana Canine Assistance Network (former board member and resource development committee chairperson)
Outside the Office
Ms. Cornell is a member of Lebanon Christian Church.
Areas of Emphasis
- Administrative Law /
- Agribusiness /
- Agricultural Operations, Including CFOs and CAFOs /
- Bose Public Affairs Group /
- Environmental Compliance, Audits and Reporting /
- Food and Drug Law /
- Governmental Services /
- Real Estate /
- Real Estate Acquisition & Disposition (Office, Retail, Commercial, Industrial, Ag & Residential) /
- Real Property, Zoning, and Land Use Litigation /
- Regulatory Transactions /
- Rule Making/Legislation