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Melissa Pallett-Vasquez Appointed as Vice Chair of the Food, Agriculture & Cannabis Committee of the ABA International Law Section

ABA International Law Section

Press Release
September 21, 2020

MIAMI, FL- Bilzin Sumberg congratulates Litigation Partner, Melissa Pallett-Vasquez, on her appointment as Vice Chair of the Food, Agriculture & Cannabis Committee of the American Bar Association's International Law Section. 

Melissa currently serves as the Liaison Officer of the ABA Section of International Law and previously served as a Division Chair.

As Vice Chair, Melissa will take an active role in developing and approving the Committee's Business Plan, developing and recommending projects or activities that demonstrate the Committee's expertise, engaging committee members, and contributing to the Section's role as a worldwide leader in the practice of international law. 

Melissa Pallett-Vasquez is a seasoned trial lawyer who handles complex business disputes in both federal and state courts, as well as arbitration. Melissa handles class action defense work with an emphasis on consumer products and consumer class claims, including those related to the food & beverage industries, deceptive labeling, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and consumer products. She also represents clients in a number of areas, including contracts, partnership and joint venture agreements, and defense of intentional tort claims. Melissa has been listed in Florida Trend's Legal Elite since 2007 and has also been recognized by Chambers USA, Florida Super Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, and The Best Lawyers in America.

The American Bar Association Section of International Law focuses on a full range of international legal issues and is involved in a wide variety of substantive legal activities. The Section has over fifty regional and practice specific committees, task forces, and working groups. 

About Bilzin Sumberg

Bilzin Sumberg works with clients whose business and legal opportunities and challenges span the United States and cross borders to Europe, Latin America, Canada, the Middle East, and Asia.  The firm's growth has paralleled that of its Miami home base, a region known for its rich cultural, social, and professional diversity. Bilzin Sumberg lawyers concentrate on services at the heart of both regional and international commerce, including real estate, land development and government relations, environmental, corporate law, joint ventures, domestic and international tax and estate planning, business litigation, finance, and public-private partnerships. For more information, please visit

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