Fertility law attorney Molly O’Brien began working in the field of assisted reproduction technology (ART) in 2005, at an egg donation and surrogacy agency where she became familiar with all aspects of in-vitro fertilization, egg donation, and the financial aspects of surrogacy. Since becoming an attorney in 2011, Molly has drafted and negotiated surrogacy, egg donation, sperm donation, and embryo donation agreements for hundreds of her clients all over the world. Molly has represented numerous domestic and international intended parents before U.S. judges to finalize parental rights and has extensive experience in obtaining documents required for intended parents’ return home with their infant(s) born via surrogacy to their home countries. Molly has also received a court appointment as Guardian Ad Litem to represent unborn children conceived via surrogacy.
Molly graduated Magna Cum Laude from Whittier Law School; her article, “An Intersection of Ethics and the Law: The Frozen Embryo Dilemma and the Chilling Choice Between Life and Death,” was published in the Whittier Law Review.
Molly serves as chair of the Legal Professional Group Section of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and as a member of the American Bar Association ART Executive Committee and the American Bar Association (ABA) Sponsorship Committee. She is also a member of the Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy (SEEDS).