BA, Michigan State University, 1975, magna cum laude
JD, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, 1979, Law Review
U.S. News and World Report -- Best Law Firms, First-Tier Ranking for Environmental Law (2012-2016)
2011 Inductee, American College of Environmental Lawyers
The Best Lawyers in America®, Washington DC’s Best Lawyers in Environmental Law (2009, 2013-2017)
Chambers USA: Environmental Law (2005-2016)
Who’s Who Legal, Top Ten “Most Highly Regarded Individuals,” Environment Law (2009, 2013-2016)
Who’s Who Legal of Environment Lawyers (2004-2015)
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)
Super Lawyers (2008-2016)
Washingtonian's List of Top Lawyers (2009-2016)
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.