Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Director
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
lbergeson@lawbc.com
Owner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C
®
), Lynn L. Bergeson has earned an
international reputation for her deep and expansive understanding of the Toxic
Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide
Act (FIFRA), European Union Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of
Chemicals (REACH), and especially how these regulatory programs pertain to
nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, synthetic biology, and other emerging
transformative technologies. Her knowledge of and involvement in the policy process
allows her to develop client-focused strategies whether advocating before Congress,
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA), or other governance and standard-setting bodies.
Ms. Bergeson counsels corporations, trade associations, and business consortia on a
wide range of issues pertaining to chemical hazard, exposure and risk assessment, risk
communication, minimizing legal liability, and evolving regulatory and policy matters
pertinent to conventional, biobased, and nanoscale chemicals, particularly with respect
to TSCA, FIFRA, Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), REACH and REACH-like
programs, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) matters.
She served as chair of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy,
and Resources, and has served in many Section leadership positions. She has served
on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Law Institute, the NanoBusiness
Commercialization Association, and the Product Stewardship Society, among other
business and law organizations, and lectures and writes frequently on legal, regulatory,
and science policy issues. Ms. Bergeson is also President of The Acta Group (Acta
®
),
B&C's scientific and regulatory consulting arm, which assists chemical and product
manufacturers in marketing and sustaining their products globally, and President
of B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C., which helps the chemical industry leverage
resources and maximize impact by forming consortia to achieve shared research,
testing, regulatory, and access goals.
According to the Chambers USA Guide: "The universally highly regarded Lynn
Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. has developed an enviable reputation in
chemical and pesticide regulatory work, with particular expertise in nanotechnology.
'She is probably the premier pesticide lawyer in DC,' notes one impressed
commentator. Peers predict that she is set to become 'one of the most important
lawyers in America.'"