Melissa Owen

International Lawyer, Environmental and Sustainability Advocate, Texas

Melissa Owen is an international lawyer and Latin America expert, advising US and international clients on Latin American environmental, sustainability, health and safety regulations for the last 25 years.  Mexican born, Ms. Owen is bi-national and multilingual (Spanish, Portuguese, English, Italian, and French).  Ms. Owen uses her cultural fluency to guide companies on legal aspects of their business in Mexico, Central, and South America.  Her practice includes acting roles as regional inhouse counsel for companies in the tech sector, inhouse auditor, counselling on regulatory and government affairs, and compliance across the region for Fortune 500 companies.  She continues to be a thought leader on circular economy, chemicals management, and ESG issues in that region.  Ms. Owen is a frequent contributor at international conferences on issues from chemical registration to e-waste.