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May 10, 2020 – Job Opening:

Job Title: Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Vorzimer/Masserman - Fertility & Family Law Center (VM), formed in 1994 and managed by senior shareholders Andrew Vorzimer and Dean Masserman, is a boutique law firm with a national presence and international reputation as the go-to reproductive law firm. VM is based in the Warner Center business district of Woodland Hills, California with satellite offices in Encino, California and Annapolis, Maryland. Our founders, who collectively offer 50 years of litigation and transactional experience to their clients, oversee a dynamic group of attorneys and legal professionals who have extensive experience in the firm’s major areas of practice including assisted reproduction, surrogacy, egg and sperm donation, and family law.

Third-party reproduction, also referred to as family building, includes surrogacy, egg donation and embryo donation, and is a true specialty requiring intimate knowledge of applicable local laws, industry guidelines, insurance, immigration, probate and family law. We have represented over two thousand couples from more than thirty-five countries throughout the world, including China where 35% of our clients come from, who have used surrogacy and/or egg donation to experience the joys of parenthood.

To better serve our clients from China seeking our assisted reproductive legal services, our company seeks the professional services of a Regulatory Affairs Specialist. The Regulatory Affairs Specialist will research on foreign laws governing reproductive services and cross-border surrogacy. He or she will identify critical issues under Chinese law facing clients, including questions of citizenship, household registration, healthcare, etc., and point clients to appropriate resources and legal professionals for assistance. Similarly, the Regulatory Affairs Specialist will also perform research on U.S. state law governing assisted reproduction, surrogacy contracts, and legal parentage to keep clients apprised of key issues and recommend ways to protect and secure their rights as intended parents.

The hired individual will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Conduct legal and regulatory research to identify key issues facing clients in the US and in China in the area of surrogacy and reproductive services;
  • Review U.S. professional and ethical rules to ensure that our firm’s services comply with U.S. laws and regulations;
  • Compile and maintain a regulatory documentation database for assisted reproduction in the U.S. and China;
  • Interpret legal and regulatory changes relating to assisted reproduction in the U.S. and China and recommend changes to firm procedures in response to the changes;
  • Identify relevant guidance documents, international laws, and regulations and provide interpretive assistance for Chinese clients;
  • Obtain and distribute updated information regarding domestic or international laws, guidelines, or standards;
  • Coordinate the efforts of the firm’s attorneys and other staff on preparation of regulatory and legal documents;
  • Write or update standard operating procedures, work instructions, and policies;
  • Research and review industry reports and maintain a professional network to stay informed of current industry developments affecting our firm’s compliance needs.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in legal studies, law, or related;
  • 2 years of legal work experience involving Chinese law, familiar with China’s civil law;
  • Excellent legal research and problem-solving skills

Apply to Vorzimer/Masserman - Fertility & Family Law Center c/o Dean Masserman, 23035 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364.

June 2018: Andrew Vorzimer is teaming up with high profile attorneys and celebrities to assist children removed from their families by the President Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policies.

April 2018: Dean Masserman spoke at the LA Fertility EXPO in Pasadena California.

January 2018: Dean Masserman presented at the San Francisco Surrogacy conference sponsored by Men Having Babies and participated in the Gay Parenting Assistance Program.

October 2017: Dean Masserman attended a fertility conference in Santa Monica California to explain legal issues to potential intended parents.

August  2017: Dean Masserman spoke about legal issues facing IVF clinics at the STARTART REI Nursing Congress in Las Vegas, Nevada.

May 2017: Dean Masserman attended the Surrofair conference in Madrid Spain seeking to educate IVF patients about surrogacy in the United States.

August  2016: Dean Masserman spoke about legal issues facing IVF clinics at the STARTART REI Nursing Congress in Las Vegas, Nevada.

May 2016: Dean Masserman will be speaking at the AAML (Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers) conference in Napa Valley, California about Embryo Disposition Agreements and how they impact divorce and legal separation.

May 2016: Dean Masserman will be attending Surrofair in Madrid, Spain to speak about Surrogacy in the U.S. and to hold private meetings.

March 2016: Andrew Vorzimer mediated a roundtable discussion regarding international surrogacy at the FTS (Families Through Surrogacy) London conference.

March 2016:  Dean Masserman spoke at PCRS in Rancho Mirage, California about potential liability for failing to advise patients about PGS and PGD and other types of genetic testing.

March 2016:  Andrew Vorzimer spoke at PCRS in Rancho Mirage, California about when PGS, PGD or other genetic tests are warranted prior to an IVF procedure.

August 7, 2015:  Dean Masserman spoke at the STARTART Annual REI Nursing Congress in Las Vegas Nevada, presenting “Challenging Cases in Fertility & Family Law.”

Fall Conference (TBD):  Molly O’Brien will be speaking at the American Bar Association (ABA)  Conference in Portland, Oregon on the topic of Surrogacy Agreements.

April 28, 2015:  Andrew Vorzimer will be presenting at The American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA) Annual Conference: “Making Waves for Change: Representation of Parties in Multiple Jurisdictions – Ethical Issues in ART.

April 17, 2015:  Andrew Vorzimer and Molly O’Brien will be speaking at the Whittier Health Law Symposium on the Anatomy of Assisted Reproduction: The Journey to Modern Family Formation.

April 10, 2015:  Andrew Vorzimer will be presenting at the ABA Section of International law in Brighton, England: Alternative Reproduction and International Adoption – how to acquire parental rights in respect of your child.

March 2015:  Andrew Vorzimer will be speaking at The Donor Egg Meeting in South Carolina on Legal Complications in Surrogacy.

August 2014:  Dean Masserman spoke at the 2014 STARTART Annual REI Nursing Congress in Las Vegas Nevada about important bio-ethical and legal issues facing IVF clinics.

July 2014:  Andrew Vorzimer was quoted in The New York Times article entitled “A Surrogacy Agency That Delivered Heartache.”

Jul 2014:  Andrew Vorzimer was heavily quoted in The New York Times article entitled “Coming to U.S. for Baby, and Womb to Carry It.”

April 2014:  Andrew Vorzimer  presented, at the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology (AAARTA), a talk entitled “Current Ethical and Legal Challenges in ART.”

March 2014:  Dean Masserman spoke at the Fertility Planit conference in Los Angeles about Co-parenting agreements. Co-Parenting_101_How_to_Co-parent_with_Friends_Donors

October 2013:  Andrew Vorzimer presented and attended the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) conference in Boston, MA.

May 2013:  Andrew Vorzimer was quoted in a Forbes Magazine Article about Surrogacy

April 2013:  Andrew Vorzimer lectured at the American Bar Association (ABA) conference in Anchorage, Alaska on “The Ethics of Addressing an ART-Related Bar Grievance Complaint” for the family law section.

April 2013:  Andrew Vorzimer lectured at the Building Families Show in London, England on “Legal Contracts and Pre-Birth Orders in International Surrogacy and Egg Donor Arrangements.”

January 4, 2013:  Andrew Vorzimer is featured on the cover of the January 2013 edition of California Lawyer magazine. Inside there is an extensive interview with Mr. Vorzimer and his colleagues in the Reproductive Law field, detailing how he became the industry leader and the “guardian of the surrogacy industry.”