Andrew Vorzimer, Chief Legal Counsel and Surrogacy Attorney Associated with CSP, Inc.
Mr. Vorzimer was born in New York. He is admitted as an attorney in California; U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Education: Mr. Vorzimer attended Harvard University; University of Miami (B.B.A.); and Whittier College School of Law (J.D. Magna Cum Laude). While at Whittier College School of Law, Mr. Vorzimer was the recipient of American Jurisprudence Awards in: Torts; Criminal Law; Legal Process; Constitutional Law; Unfair Trade Practices; and Remedies. He also received the Corpus Juris Secundum Award and was an Externalized Member of the Whittier Moot Court Honors Board where he was awarded Best Oral Advocate & Best Team in the Moot Court Honors Board competition. Mr. Vorzimer also served as the Executive Editor of theWhittier Law Review and was employed as a Teaching Assistant at Whittier College School of Law.
Activities & Awards: Mr. Vorzimer is the recipient of the American Fertility Association’s 2006 Illuminations Award for outstanding vision and contribution to family building. He has lectured throughout the world; has appeared on numerous television and radio news shows, including 60 Minutes II, CBS Evening News, CNN and Dateline; and has been quoted in national and international newspapers and magazines including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, U.S. News & World Report, Boston Globe, Newsweek, Time, People and The Sunday Times. Mr. Vorzimer serves on the Advisory Board of the International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination (INCIID) and is the Legal Moderator for INCIID’s Third Party Reproduction and Insurance & Legal Issues Forums. Further, Mr. Vorzimer continues to serve as a Moot Court Judge for the Whittier College School of Law, UCLA, Traynor and American Trial Lawyers Competitions. Mr. Vorzimer also serves on James Publishing’s Editorial Advisory Board for California Causes of Action.
Publications: Contributing Author: Consents and Contracts, “Principles of Oocyte and Embryo Donation”; Insurance Handbook for Business Litigators; California Points & Authorities; and CEB Civil Procedure Before Trial. Mr. Vorzimer has authored numerous articles including: Buzzanca v. Buzzanca: The Ruling and Ramifications; Traditional Surrogacy: An Untraditional Approach – The Legal Evolution of Artificial Insemination; “Parenthood” in California: Today’s Surrogacy and Egg Donor Contracts; Guide to Infertility Options Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies; The Egg Donor and Surrogacy Controversy: Legal Issues Surrounding Representation of Parties to an Egg Donor and Surrogacy Contract; What to Look for in an Egg Donation Program; Jaycee B.: A Different Perspective; Landmark California Ruling Expands Parental Rights; Two Men and a Baby: Court Ruling Extends Equal Parental Rights to Homosexuals; Charting a New Destiny: Buzzanca v. Buzzanca; Exclusions and Limitations – Avoiding Insurance Coverage Pitfalls in Surrogacy & Egg Donation Arrangements; Workplace Environment: Sexual Harassment; Professional Liability: Lawsuits have Physicians, Counselors and Agencies on the Defensive; Business & Professions Code Section 17200: California’s Unfair Competition Law; Sexual Harassment: Increase in Claims Strikes Fear in Employers; and Hostile Work Environment Claims Have Employers on the Defensive.
Memberships: He is a member of American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM); Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Professionals (Legal Advisory Board); InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, Advisory Board and Legal Moderator (INCIID); RESOLVE; Organization of Parents Through Surrogacy (OPTS); National Association of Surrogate Mothers (Professional Member); Beverly Hills (Member: Entertainment Section), Los Angeles County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California; and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.
Reported Cases: North River Insurance Company v. American Home Assurance Company, 210 Cal. App. 3d 108 (1989); Palm Springs Tennis Club v. Rangel, 73 Cal. App. 4th (1999).
Notable Cases: Cases Mr. Vorzimer has worked on include: David Copperfield v. Butterfield & Butterfield; Elizabeth Taylor v. The National Enquirer; State of California v. Coastal Insurance; the insurance liability portion of the Estate of Howard Hughes v. Summa Corporation; McMartin Preschool Civil Litigation; Bryan v. Sara Jane Olson (aka Kathleen Soliah); David Copperfield v. Paris Match, et al; and on the professional liability portion of the Twilight Zone case. Mr. Vorzimer has also represented numerous entertainment and sports celebrities, politicians and leaders of industry as part of his third party reproductive practice.
Practice Areas: Mr. Vorzimer’s customary fields of practice are: reproductive law, including surrogacy and egg donation; complex business litigation; and entertainment law.