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Nidhi Desai

Ballard Desai & Miller

Chicago, IL, USA

NIDHI DESAI practices both adoption and reproductive technology law; her emphasis is in the area of collaborative reproduction. Nidhi worked closely with Illinois House Representative Barbara Currie in a successful legislative effort to enact "The Gestational Surrogacy Act." In addition to being one of the principal authors of the Gestational Surrogacy Act, she testified on behalf of the Illinois State Bar Association in front of both the state House and Senate judiciary committees and was instrumental in gaining unanimous support for this legislation.

Nidhi has previously served on the Leadership Council of the Illinois local area affiliate of RESOLVE. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Law Attorneys and is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Nidhi serves on the Illinois State Bar Association's "Genetics and Human Reproduction Task Force," and has authored a chapter on surrogacy and assisted reproduction for the IICLE Practice Handbook on Illinois Adoption Law.  She serves on the board of the Legal Professional Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine as its immediate past Chair. She is a frequent speaker on infertility legal issues, both locally and nationally, addressing medical and legal professionals including the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.  


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