Lynn L. Bergeson
President
 

 
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F: 202-557-3836
M: 202-257-2872
 
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EDUCATION:

BA, Michigan State University, 1975, magna cum laude

JD, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, 1979, Law Review

 
RANKINGS & RECOGNITION:

Super Lawyers, "Top 50: 2018 Women Washington, D.C."

Super Lawyers (2008-2018)

Chambers and Partners USA: Environmental Law, Washington, D.C., Ranked Lawyer: Band 1 (2017)

Chambers and Partners USA: Environmental Law Notable Practitioner (2005 - 2016)

U.S. News & World Report -- Best Law Firms, First-Tier Ranking for Environmental Law (2012-2018)

The Best Lawyers in America®, Washington, DC’s Best Lawyers in Environmental Law (2009, 2013-2019)

2011 Inductee, American College of Environmental Lawyers

Washingtonian's List of Top Lawyers (2009-2016)

Who’s Who Legal, Environment Thought Leaders (2009, 2013-2018)

Who’s Who Legal of Environment Lawyers (2004-2018)

Law360's Five Most Admired Environmental Attorneys (2010)

Martindale-Hubbell’s Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast for Environmental Law (2011)

Nanotechnology Law & Business’s List of Top Ten Experts in Environmental, Health, and Safety Issues Related to Engineered Nanomaterials (2009)

 

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President of The Acta Group (Acta®), Ms. Bergeson counsels clients on issues pertaining to chemical hazard, exposure and risk assessment, and risk communication. She has earned an international reputation in the legal and regulatory aspects of conventional and nanoscale chemical regulatory programs under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), and on issues pertinent to nanotechnology and other emerging transformative technologies. Specialties include chemical product approval and regulation under TSCA, FIFRA, and REACH, as well as nanoscale substances and nanomaterials law, policy, and regulation.

Today, Ms. Bergeson works with corporations and a wide range of trade associations on evolving regulatory and policy matters pertinent to products of conventional, biotechnology, biobased chemicals, nanotechnologies, and other emerging technologies particularly with respect to TSCA, FIFRA, Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), REACH and REACH-like programs, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) matters. 

Representative Engagements:

  • Assists a global manufacturer of industrial and consumer products register and maintain chemical product approvals in all jurisdictions in which its products are marketed.
  • Assists several biobased chemical manufacturers address difficult TSCA nomenclature and chemical identity issues and devise and implement product stewardship protocols to manage these products with downstream stakeholders.
  • Assists a global manufacturer of industrial and consumer products register and maintain chemical product approvals in all jurisdictions in which its products are marketed.
  • Assists several biobased chemical manufacturers address difficult TSCA nomenclature and chemical identity issues and devise and implement product stewardship protocols to manage these products with downstream stakeholders.

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