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.”

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