Margaret E. Swain, RN, JD is an attorney in private practice in Baltimore, Maryland, representing local, national and international clients in ART and adoption law matters.  A former surgical, delivery room and IVF clinical registered nurse, her legal practice concentration  in Assisted Reproductive Technology Law, Adoption and Guardianship spans more than two decades.  Ms. Swain is a fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, where she chaired the ARTs Committee and served four years on the Academy’s Board of Trustees.  She is a long-standing member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and co-chaired the formation of its Legal Professional Group, of which she is a Past-Chair and was a five-year member of the Executive Council.  A member of the ABA and its Family Law Section on ART, Ms. Swain is also a charter fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, was Deputy Director from 2013-2016 and now serves as Director.  She chaired the CLE and legislative committees until assuming the directorship and remains active in legislative and policy initiatives.  Ms. Swain served for three years on the Executive Council of ASRM’s affiliate, The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.  Ms. Swain has authored a number of textbook chapters, is a frequent lecturer, and has taught as adjunct faculty at the University of Baltimore School of Law.  She is a 2008 recipient of the national Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s “Angels in Adoption” award.