Melissa honored by Best Lawyers

Melissa is honored to be named by Best Lawyers as a top Family Lawyer in Washington, D.C. and among the Women in the Law for 2021. Recognition by Best Lawyers is entirely peer review.

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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Melissa co-authors journal article on child abduction during the COVID pandemic

The Family Law Quarterly, an academic journal published by the ABA Family Law Section and New York Law School, will release an upcoming issue this spring on the impact of COVID on the field of family law. Melissa was honored to co-author an article with Professor Robert Spector on the pandemic’s impact on international parental …

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Melissa co-hosts online forum for Mediate.com

On Friday, May 7, 2021, Melissa co-hosted an online forum for Mediate.com to discuss standards, ethics, and new technologies for mediators who conduct their mediation process remotely, and for trainers who support mediators by offering educational courses. Melissa discussed the work she did as chair of a Mediate.com Sub-Committee examining the cross-jurisdictional issues that arise …

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