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, she organized two successful international family law conferences for the ABA, as well as two international family mediation trainings. The committee also received several awards for its work in the section and the field of international family law. Melissa will be co-chairing the committee with Michael Coffee.