Carla N. Hutton
Regulatory Analyst

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BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1991, with honors in art history

JD, Washington College of Law, 1994 



Since 1996, Carla Hutton has monitored, researched, and written about regulatory and legislative issues that may potentially affect Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) clients. She is responsible for creating a number of monthly and quarterly regulatory updates for B&C’s clients, as well as other documents, such as chemical-specific global assessments of regulatory developments and trends. She authors memoranda for B&C clients on regulatory and legislative developments, providing information that is focused, timely, and applicable to client initiatives. These tasks have proven invaluable to many clients, keeping them aware and abreast of developing issues so that they can respond in kind and prepare for the future of their business.

Ms. Hutton brings a wealth of experience and judgment to her work in federal, state, and international chemical regulatory and legislative issues, including green chemistry, nanotechnology, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Proposition 65, and the European Union (EU) Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) program.

Carla Hutton’s strengths include the ability to provide quickly and efficiently timely, relevant, and accurate information on specific issues for clients. Through daily monitoring of regulatory news, EPA information, and other resources, she stays on top of government agency and legislative developments as they occur and quickly prepares notifications on various issues. Ms. Hutton has authored several assessments for client-specific materials. Prepared under tight deadlines, these documents still provide detailed analysis of state, federal, and international regulatory trends and developments.

Representative Engagements:

  • Writes a metal-specific quarterly regulatory update for an international association of producers, users, and traders.
  • Prepares and writes a quarterly update focused on chemical management regulations in Asia for metals industry associations.
  • Prepares a chemical-specific global assessment of regulatory developments and trends, analyzing the triggers initiating the regulatory initiatives, including scientific developments and regulatory actions undertaken in response by environmental activists, public health activists, and related stakeholders, as well as other complicating factors.
  • Authors items for the Nano and Other Emerging Chemical Technologies Blog, which reports on federal, local, and international regulatory, legal, and policy developments and is utilized by clients in nanotechnologies and other chemical technologies.
  • Authors items for the B&C Biobased and Sustainable Chemicals Blog and the monthly Biobased Update, which report on federal, state, and international regulatory, legal, policy, and business developments in renewable chemicals, biofuels, and other biobased products.
  • Authors items for the TSCAblog, which provides news and analysis regarding implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg Act) amendments to TSCA, as well as federal and state developments concerning other chemicals such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

Bar & Court Admissions:

Maryland, 1995



Lynn L. Bergeson, Bethami Auerbach, Lisa R. Burchi, Carla N. Hutton, and Zameer Qureshi, Authors, Case Studies in Regulatory Concepts. In Chemical Risk Governance, Adam DK Abelkop, Lucas Bergkamp, Lynn L. Bergeson, and Bethami Auerbach, Editors, Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law, Edward Elgar Publishing (2023).

Lynn L. Bergeson, Charles M. Auer, Co-Editors; Timothy D. Backstrom, Lisa R. Burchi, Lisa M. Campbell, Sheryl L. Dolan, Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Margaret R. Graham, Oscar Hernandez, Ph.D., Carla N. Hutton, Kathleen M. Roberts, Contributing Authors, New TSCA: A Guide to the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act and Its Implementation, American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (2017).


Carla N. Hutton and Karin F. Baron, MSPH, “How might EU proposals on harmonised classification and prioritisation of chemicals for classification impact industry?,” Chemical Watch, April 14, 2022.

Carla N. Hutton and Karin F. Baron, MSPH, “Expert Briefing: What could the European Commission’s plan to strengthen CLP mean for industry?,” Chemical Watch, August 2, 2021.

Lynn L. Bergson and Carla N. Hutton, “Nanotechnology and Regulatory Certainty Closer Now Than Ever,” The SciTech Lawyer, Fall 2019.

J. Brian Xu, Jane S. Vergnes, and Carla N. Hutton, “China Drafts Changes to Chemical Registration Rules,” Bloomberg Environment Insights, July 29, 2019.

Lynn L. Bergeson, Charles M. Auer, and Carla Hutton, "Practitioner Insights: A Review and Analysis of TSCA Reform Provisions Pertinent to Manufacturers and Processors of Nanoscale Materials," BNA Daily Environment Report, January 26, 2017.

Lynn L. Bergeson, Carla N. Hutton, "FDA's Final and Draft Nanotechnology Guidance Documents: No Big Surprises," Nanotechnology Law & Business, Spring 2015.

Michael F. Cole, Lynn L. Bergeson, and Carla N. Hutton, "Use of Nanoscale Materials in Commercial Sunscreen Products,"Nanotechnology Law & Business, Spring-Summer 2012.

Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton, "FIFRA -- Chemical Testing Issues," ELR News & Analysis, March 2005.

Lynn L. Bergeson, Lisa M. Campbell, and Carla N. Hutton, "TSCA -- Chemical Testing Issues," ELR News & Analysis, February 2005.

Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton, "The Food Quality Protection Act -- Implementation and Legal Challenge," ELR News & Analysis, August 2004.

James V. Aidala and Carla N. Hutton, "Pesticide Registration Improvement Act," BNA Daily Environment Report, June 1, 2004.

Speaking Engagements:

"Legal and Regulatory Considerations over the Lifecycle of a Nanomaterial," International Society of Exposure Science 24th Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio (October 12-16, 2014).

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