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 WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- HHS Secretary Donna E. Shalala has announced the appointment of law professor Michael S. Wald, 52, as deputy general counsel for regulations in the Department of Health and Human Services.
 In his new position, Wald provides managerial and legal guidance in the developing and reviewing of regulations in the department. In addition to supervising the work of associate general counsels in this area, he is HHS' liaison with the White House, the Office of Management and Budget and the Federal Register on regulations matters. His responsibilities include working with federal, state and local officials, business, public interest groups and others interested in HHS rules.
 Wald came to HHS from Stanford University in California where he was the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law.
 His major fields of teaching are children and public policy, child abuse/neglect, family policy and welfare policy. He has written a number of books and articles on these subjects.
 Wald is a native of New York City. He received his bachelor's degree in 1963 from Cornell University, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He received his master's in political science from Yale University and his LL.B. from Yale Law School, both in 1967.
 In 1970, he was a district attorney for Ventura County, Calif. After that he was in Washington as an attorney for the Center for Law and Social Policy and with the Public Defender Service. In 1971-72, he was attorney for the Youth Law Center in San Francisco. From 1972-75, he was a reporter for the American Bar Association's "Juvenile Justice Standards" projects. He has served as a juvenile court judge in several California counties.
 He is a member of the California and District of Columbia bars.
 In addition to teaching at Stanford, Wald did research and writing related to child welfare policies and, from, 1984-1987, served as director of the Stanford Center for the Study of Families, Children and Youth.
 Also, for two decades he has devoted considerable time to drafting legislation designed to reform the child welfare system at the local, state and national levels. He helped draft the federal Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 and the California Family Protection Act of 1977.
 Wald has served on the advisory boards of the American Bar Association's National Legal Resource Center for Child Advocacy and Protection, the Barbara Sinatra Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Center and Father Flanagan's Boys' Home.
 He has also served on the editorial boards of "Children and Youth Services Review" and "Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal."
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