Past Seminars & Webinars

June 2020

Understanding Pesticide Regulation and the 9th circuit Dicamba Decision, June 26, 2020, 1:00 pm (EDT), via webinar

"Understanding Pesticide Regulation and the 9th circuit Dicamba Decision," presented by the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA), provided an overview of pesticide regulation and registrations in the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the recent amended registrations for over-the-top (OTT) uses of dicamba, and the potential impacts of the recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in National Family Farm Coalition v. EPA on certain uses the herbicide dicamba this Spring. Jim Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented.

May 2020

Navigating the Jurisdictional Tightrope Between Biopesticides, Biostimulants, and Related Emerging Technologies, May 11, 2020, via webinar

Bergeson & Campbell P.C. (B&C®)  was pleased to present “Navigating the Jurisdictional Tightrope Between Biopesticides, Biostimulants, and Related Emerging Technologies” deconstructing the jurisdictional boundaries distinguishing pesticides, biopesticides, plant regulators, biostimulants, and related technologies. The webinar focused on draft EPA guidance intended to clarify the lines between and among those products that are subject to FIFRA registration as plant regulators and those biostimulant products not subject to FIFRA registration. The webinar also focused on new and evolving chemistry and technology issues that may blur some jurisdictional lines or potentially move products from one category to another.  Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C; Lisa R. Burchi, Of Counsel, B&C; and Sheryl Dolan, Senior Regulatory Consultant, B&C, presented. A recording is available online

May 2019

WEBINAR—Sustainable Investment in Agriculture, May 22, 2019, 12:00 pm EDT

The IBA Agricultural Law Section, supported by the ABA Section of Environment Energy and Resources, Committee on Pesticides, Chemical Regulation and Right-to-Know, the Environmental Law Institute and the National Agricultural Law Center, presented “Sustainable Investment in Agriculture,” with a focus on emerging legal issues in the area of sustainable and responsible investment in agriculture. Presenters discussed emerging tools and legal models for ensuring sustainable investment in agriculture, with a focus on the UNIDROIT initiative; due diligence for proposed investments; financial instruments; and where we go from here. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and Vice Chair, International Bar Association, Agricultural Law Section, moderated. A recording and additional resources are available online.

April 2019

WEBINAR -- FIFRA Hot Topics in Pesticide, Biocides, and Other Agricultural Chemicals Regulation and Litigation, April 24, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was pleased to present the complimentary webinar “FIFRA Hot Topics in Pesticide, Biocides, and Other Agricultural Chemicals Regulation and Litigation.” Richard P. Keigwin, Jr., Director, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Amy Plato Roberts, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Lallemand Plant Care, North America; Lisa M. Campbell, Partner, B&C; and James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, B&C, presented. 

February 2019

WEBINAR - - Chemical Regulation After the Mid-Terms: What We Can Expect to See in 2019, February 20, 2019

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Bloomberg BNA were pleased to present “Chemical Regulation After the Mid-Terms: What We Can Expect to See in 2019,” the fifth and final webinar in the 2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series. The mid-term elections fundamentally changed the balance of power on Capitol Hill, and the result will have a significant impact on chemical regulation and environmental matters generally.  The Democrats are now firmly in control of the House, and Congressional oversight will be in high gear.  The House is widely expected to launch a dizzying number of investigations, almost certainly some of them related to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) positions on climate change, the role of science, ethical lapses, and deregulation in general.  The use of subpoenas is also expected to be in full display this year.  House and Senate leadership in key Committee assignments will change and so also will the personalities, tone, and content of Congressional oversight of and priority setting related to chemical and other environmental matters. Speakers Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention; Beau Greenwood, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, CropLife America; Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C; and James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, B&C, offered a timely, focused, and riveting discussion.

September 2018

CLA and RISE 2018 Annual Meeting, September 23-25, 2018, Amelia Island, Florida

The 2018 CropLife America and RISE Annual Meeting brought together government representatives, scientists, and industry professionals to address science and regulatory issues impacting the crop protection and specialty pesticide industries. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was a proud sponsor.

July 2018

ELI Summer School Series 2018: Law & Policy of Products Regulation, July 24, 2018, Washington, D.C. and via Webinar

The life cycle of industrial, agricultural, and antimicrobial chemical products, especially those embedded in consumer products, has gained increasing public attention. Regulators are beginning to look at the entire product life cycle, including after the discard of a product at the end of its useful life, not just toxicity data. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented Law & Policy of Products Regulation, examining the regulation of chemicals that are used in industrial and consumer products, as well as pesticides, and describing the new governance and stewardship initiatives being considered globally by a wide variety of stakeholders to diminish the potential for adverse effects from chemicals. A complimentary recording of this presentation is available on ELI's website.

May 2018

New Developments in Pesticide Law and Policy, May 8, 2018, Washington D.C.

ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources and CropLife America presented New Developments in Pesticide Law and Policy, a conference covering crop protection product regulation in the United States and Europe.  Lisa M. Campbell, Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) moderated the “FIFRA Enforcement & Compliance” panel.

April 2018

WEBINAR - - FIFRA Hot Topics, April 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Bloomberg BNA were pleased to present “FIFRA Hot Topics,” the second webinar in the 2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series. This complimentary, hour-long webinar featured Rick P. Keigwin, Jr., Director, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Daniella Taveau, former International Trade Negotiator for EPA and now Regulatory and Global Trade Strategist, King & Spalding, and William L. Jordan, former senior toxics lawyer with EPA’s OPP and Office of General Counsel.  This timely and fascinating conversation was augmented by B&C Senior Government Affairs Consultant, James V. Aidala, and moderated by Lisa M. Campbell, Partner, B&C. 

Topics covered included OPP priorities and current FIFRA implementation issues,  ESA opportunities and challenges, the EPA OPP program budget and industry fee contributions (e.g., the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA)), registration review actions on glyphosate, neonicotinoid insecticides, pollinator protection, trade barriers, other globalization challenges, and more.

March 2018

CPDA 2018 Regulatory Policy Conference, March 13, 2018, Crystal City, Virginia

CPDA 2018 Regulatory Policy Conference provided Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA) members and non-members alike a valuable opportunity to gather to discuss key developments and regulatory challenges, unique to the agrotechnology industry, that was addressed for companies to stay competitive and operate successfully in the global marketplace. Participants received insights from regulatory agency officials on addressing the requirements specific to manufacturers, formulators, distributors, and suppliers of adjuvants and inert ingredients. Sheryl Lindros Dolan, Senior Regulatory Consultant at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented “2018 FIFRA Regulatory Outlook.”

February 2018

Environmental Law 2018, February 8-9, 2018, Washington D.C. and Via Webcast

The American Law Institute (ALI) and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) presented “Environmental Law 2018,” a two day course for lawyers and environmental professionals covering key developments in our natural resources, climate, chemical, and endangered species law, as well as what is ahead from the Supreme Court and under the current Administration and Congress. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented “TSCA, FIFRA, and Chemical Regulation: Federal and State Perspectives.”

WEBINAR - - Chemical Regulation in 2018: A Sneak Preview of Things to Come, February 8, 2018, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Bloomberg BNA were pleased to present “Chemical Regulation in 2018: A Sneak Preview of Things to Come,” the first webinar in the B&C/Bloomberg BNA 2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series. Participants joined us for a focused discussion, featuring Nancy B. Beck, Ph.D., a top EPA Administration leader, of priorities that faced EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), focusing on Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) implementation issues and many hot topics in the pesticide area including Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) issues including glyphosate, pollinators, and much more.  

September 2017

2017 CropLife America Annual Meeting, September 22-27, 2017, Laguna Niguel, California

The 2017 CropLife America Annual Meeting provided an opportunity for the crop protection industry to share insights on how technology moves “food forward.” Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., (B&C®) was a proud sponsor.

September 2016

ICE 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology, September 25-30, 2016, Orlando, Florida

The 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology theme was “Entomology Without Borders.” The event was expected to bring together the largest delegation of scientists and experts in the history of the discipline.  B&C Senior Government Affairs Consultant James V. Aidala presented “Current US Regulatory Process” in the symposium “Agronomic and Economic Benefits of Seed Treatments: The IPM Perspective” on September 28.

June 2016

American Chemical Society Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, June 14-16, 2016, Portland, Oregon

The longest running green chemistry conference in the United States, American Chemical Society Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference invites scientists, decision-makers, students, and advocates to come together, compare findings, and discuss the science of the future. B&C is a proud sponsor. B&C Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., presents a session "U.S. Market Pressures and the Battle between Hazard and Risk" on June 15, 2016. For a copy of this presentation, contact renlger@lawbc.com.

April 2016

National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) Western Region Meeting, April 19 - 23, 2016, Kohala Coast, Hawaii

B&C attorney Lisa R. Burchi presented “Regulatory Updates and Enforcement Trends.”

March 2016

National Pest Management Association (NPMA) Legislative Day, March 13 – 15, 2016, Washington, D.C.

NPMA's 2016 Legislative Day featured keynote speakers Paul Begala, Political Commentator, CNN; Ari Fleischer, Author and Former White House Press Secretary; and Nicolle Wallace, Political Analyst, and Former White House Director of Communications.  B&C Senior Government Affairs Consultant James V. Aidala spoke on the policy panel, March 14, 2016.  

April 2015

CropLife America/RISE 2015 Spring Conference “Science Speaks”, April 22 - 24, 2015, Arlington, Virginia

B&C sponsored CropLife America and Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) Spring conference, which included sessions on pollinator health, Endangered Species Act assessments, water contaminants, trade regulations and more.  B&C Partner Lisa M. Campbell presented “EPA’s FIFRA Import Requirements and Enforcement” on April 23.  B&C Senior Government Affairs Counsel John H. Thorne, Ph.D., presented “EPA-Corps ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rulemaking and Agriculture” on April 24. 

March 2015

Society of Toxicology 54th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, March 22 – 26, 2015, San Diego, California

The SOT Annual Meeting provided in-depth coverage of toxicology, covering the diverse areas of science that toxicology encompasses. The meeting was the venue for toxicologists to learn about the scientific advances that have taken place over the past 12 months.  J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT® , B&C Toxicologist, attended.

October 2014

WEBINAR: Spray Drift, Volatilization, and Pesticide Registration Review: How to Navigate the Issues, October 1, 2014, 1:00PM EDT

This webinar has occurred.  For copies of presentation materials contact chad.howlin@lawbc.com.  

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. presented a complimentary webinar that reviewed EPA's current guidance and recent decisions on spray drift and volatilization issues and discussed what registrants may have to do to navigate the registration review process. Speakers included well recognized experts on these complex issues: Jeff Dawson, Senior Scientist, Chemist at EPA's Health Effects Division, B&C's Senior Scientist Susan H. Youngren, Ph.D., and Senior Government Consultant James V. Aidala, The webinar was moderated by Lisa M. Campbell, Founding Member of B&C. Their presentation was followed by a Q&A with webinar participants.

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