Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Partner
 

 
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EDUCATION:

BA, Michigan State University, 1975, magna cum laude

JD, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, 1979, Law Review

 
RANKINGS & RECOGNITION:

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)

 

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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.

Representative Engagements:

  • Assists a global manufacturer of industrial and consumer products register and maintain chemical product approvals in all jurisdictions in which its products are marketed.
  • Among the first U.S. law firms to assist several manufacturers of nanoscale chemical products obtain approval for their innovations under TSCA, and have devised and maintained product stewardship programs in multiple global jurisdictions to manage these nanoscale products effectively.
  • Among the first law firms judicially to challenge a Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) issued under TSCA Section 5 to eliminate or lessen commercial restrictions placed on the manufacture, processing, and distribution of a new chemical substance.
  • Assists several biobased chemical manufacturers address difficult TSCA nomenclature and chemical identity issues and devise and implement product stewardship protocols to manage these products with downstream stakeholders.

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