PRESENTER BIO

Deborah H. Wald

Deborah H. Wald is managing partner of The Wald Law Group, a full-service family law firm based in San Francisco, California.  While her law firm handles all aspects of family law, Ms. Wald herself focuses almost entirely on children.  Her practice is divided between family formation – including egg and sperm donation, surrogacy and adoption – and parentage and custody litigation. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California.  She recently completed a term as a member of the State Bar of California’s Family Law Executive Committee; and she has been involved for many years in both legislation and litigation that has helped frame California’s approach to assisted reproduction and, more generally, to determining parentage.  She is the standing Chair of the National Family Law Advisory Council of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.