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Graziela Vicari Mellis

Senior Lawyer

Experience Summary

Graduated from Universidade de Ribeirão Preto School of Law in 1996, with majors in Public and Procedural Law. Specialist in Labor Law. Since 2009, Graziela is the head of the Labor Litigation Department of the firm's Campinas Unit that is formed by seven attorneys, law interns and administrative team, and has an extensive experience in the management and leadership of the team that handles over 2,000 lawsuits and in direct contacts with clients. She has a sound experience in oral presentations acquired in lectures delivered in multinational companies and in oral defenses conducted in Courts, further to an intense activity of handling cases at the Regional Labor Court for the 15th Region. Direct administrative and judicial performance advising large companies in the most different industries, namely, car makers, agricultural, industrial, power and pharmaceutical companies, such as: Eli Lilly do Brasil Ltda., Motorola Mobility Comércio de Produtos Eletrônicos Ltda., Grupo Cosan/ Raízen Açúcar e Álcool, Toyota do Brasil Ltda., Honda Automóveis do Brasil Ltda., Grupo Myers Embalagens Plásticas S/A, Ceva Logistics Ltda., Latapack-Ball Embalagens Ltda.,  Companhia Muller de Bebidas e Eletro Metalúrgica Venti Delta and Elektro Eletricidade S.A. Performance in civil inquiries and actions brought by the Labor Prosecutor's Office.


  • Advised clients on inquiries and actions involving outsourcing. 
  • Advised clients on labor disputes and strikes, and prohibitory injunction suits. 
  • Participated in several due diligence reviews for acquisition or sale of companies.


  • 2004: Best Works Award (oral presentation) – 29th International Congress of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, in Puerto Rico. Subject: "The specific legal classification for reuse of residual waters from Sewage Treatment Plants vis-à-vis CONAMA's Resolution no. 20".



  • 2015:  Specialization in Union and Labor Relations.
  • 2005: LL.M. in Environmental Technology, Universidade de Ribeirão Preto, Department of Chemical Engineering, Centro de Ciências Exatas, Naturais e Tecnológicas, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2003: Specialization in Agrarian Environmental Law, Universidade Estadual de São Paulo (UNESP), Brazil
  • 2001-2002: Specialization in Labor and Social Security Law, Escola Superior da Advocacia, São Paulo, Brazil 
  • 1998: Specialization in Civil Procedural Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas (PUC-Campinas), São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 1996: LL.B. with majors in Public and Procedural Law, Universidade de Ribeirão Preto School of Law, São Paulo, Brazil
Graziela Mellis


Portuguese; English; Spanish

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