Appointments

Melissa Co-Chairs International Family Law Conference

Melissa is the primary organizer and co-chair of a full day conference on advanced international family law issues on April 26, 2022. The conference is sponsored by the American Bar Association, and hosted by Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C. The topics include panels on foreign marital property regimes and prenuptial agreements, diplomatic immunity in family …

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Melissa Re-Appointed to State Department Advisory Committee

On December 29, 2021, Melissa was re-appointed to the U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law. ACPIL is a federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, chaired by the Legal Adviser of the State Department, and administered by the Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law.

Melissa appointed co-chair of the ABA’s International Family Law Committee

At the conclusion of the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in August 2021, Melissa became co-chair of the ABA International Law Section‘s International Family Law Committee. This committee is highly regarded as one of the leading U.S. voices in international family law. Melissa previously co-chaired this committee from 2007 to 2009. During her prior tenure, …

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Melissa continues work on State Department Advisory Committee

Melissa attended the annual meeting of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL) on May 25, 2021. ACPIL was established in 1972 by the U.S. Department of State, and assists “the State Department [to] monitor domestic and international developments in private international law, and provides information to the Department for …

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