Susan M. Kirsch
Government Affairs Advisor

T: 202-557-3810
F: 202-557-3836
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BA, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN), Biology, 2002, cum laude

JD, Pace University School of Law, 2010, cum laude



Susan M. Kirsch, Government Affairs Advisor for Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), offers regulatory and technical policy expertise at the local, state, and federal levels to trade groups; industrial and specialty chemical producers; and clients in the agriculture and commodity grower communities, including those engaged in pesticide and fertilizer manufacturing, crops and livestock production, biotechnology, seed production, food processing, and bioenergy crops production.  Ms. Kirsch assists clients in achieving competitive advantage by developing environmental and water quality compliance approaches that are scientifically defensible and commercially implementable.

With extensive experience working with state and federal environmental regulators, Ms. Kirsch offers clients a broad perspective of agricultural and environmental policy issues, with particular focus on Clean Water Act (CWA) issues.  She provides monitoring and analysis of regulatory and legislative initiatives; development of political strategies for effective client actions; drafting of client comments on proposed regulations; and drafting of Congressional testimony, articles, and other documents on specific policy topics.

Representative Engagements:

  • Assists pesticide applicators and producers with preparation of comments on “Waters of the United States” rulemaking and 2016 updates to the CWA Pesticide General Permit.
  • Assists clients with analysis of environmental regulatory and policy developments, including CWA, Safe Drinking Water Act, and Endangered Species Act issues.
  • Works with national agricultural and chemical trade associations to address pending environmental policy, legislative action, and regulatory proposals.
  • Advises clients on effective engagement with state and federal regulatory officials.
  • Represents clients at meetings with EPA and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).


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