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January 26, 2016

Susan M. Kirsch Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group as Government Affairs Advisor

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Susan M. Kirsch has joined our teams as Government Affairs Advisor. Ms. Kirsch brings substantial regulatory and technical policy expertise at the local, state, and federal levels, with experience at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental and Natural Resource Division, and most recently the Association of Clean Water Administrators, where she was Senior Environmental Program Manager.

Ms. Kirsch will offer clients in the agriculture and commodity grower communities a broad perspective on agricultural and environmental policy issues, with particular focus on Clean Water Act issues, and assist clients in achieving competitive advantage by developing environmental and water quality compliance approaches that are scientifically defensible and commercially implementable.

Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of B&C and President of Acta, commented regarding Ms. Kirsch’s appointment: “We are delighted Susan has joined our teams. Our clients will benefit greatly from Susan’s specialized skills and deep understanding of the agricultural and commodity grower communities, and immediately can tap into Susan’s sophisticated business understanding of this complex commercial space.”

Ms. Kirsch holds a B.A. in Biology from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN), and a J.D. and environmental law certificate from Pace University (NY). She is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bar Associations. As a law student, Ms. Kirsch was active in the environmental litigation clinic where her case work included Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Inc. v. EPA, which litigated the 2008 EPA Water Transfers Rule.

About Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. — Located in Washington, D.C., B&C is a law firm focusing on conventional, biobased, and nanoscale industrial, agricultural, and specialty chemical product regulation and approval, and associated business issues, including Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) matters, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)/Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) matters, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) medical device and product approval, registration and data compensation arbitrations, chemical product litigation, and associated business counseling and litigation issues. Additional information is available at

About The Acta Group — Acta, a consulting affiliate of B&C, offers expertise with regulatory programs and chemical product approvals in North America, Europe, South and Central America, Asia, and the Pacific Rim. Acta supports clients’ products from concept to approval so they get to market quickly and efficiently. Additional information is available at