BA, Michigan State University, 1975, magna cum laude
JD, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, 1979, Law Review
U.S. News and World Report -- Best Law Firms, First-Tier Ranking for Environmental Law (2012-2014)
2011 Inductee, American College of Environmental Lawyers
The Best Lawyers in America®, Washington DC’s Best Lawyers in Environmental Law (2009, 2013-2014)
Chambers USA: Environmental Law (2005-2014)
Who’s Who Legal, Top Ten “Most Highly Regarded Individuals,” Environment Law (2009, 2013-2014)
Who’s Who Legal of Environment Lawyers (2004-2014)
Who's Who Legal of Business Lawyers (2005-2014)
Law360's Five Most Admired Environmental Attorneys (2010)
Martindale-Hubbell’s Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast for Environmental Law (2011)
Nanotechnology Law & Business’s List of Top Ten Experts in Environmental, Health, and Safety Issues Related to Engineered Nanomaterials (2009)
Super Lawyers (2008-2014)
Washingtonian's List of Top Lawyers (2009-2014)
Owner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), Ms. 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, biotechnology, 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 products of conventional, biotechnology, biobased chemicals, nanotechnologies, and other emerging technologies, particularly with respect to TSCA, FIFRA, Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), REACH and REACH-like programs, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) matters.