Susan M. Kirsch
Government Affairs Advisor

T: 202-266-5027
F: 202-557-3836
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BA, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN), Biology, 2002, cum laude

JD, Pace University School of Law, 2010, cum laude



Susan M. Kirsch, Government Affairs Advisor for The Acta Group (Acta®), offers regulatory and technical policy expertise at the local, state, and federal levels to clients in the agriculture and commodity grower communities, including those engaged in pesticide and fertilizer manufacturing, crops and livestock production, biotechnology, seed production, food processing, and bioenergy crops production. Ms. Kirsch assists clients in achieving competitive advantage by developing environmental and water quality compliance approaches that are scientifically defensible and commercially implementable.

With extensive experience working with state and federal environmental regulators, Ms. Kirsch offers clients a broad perspective of agricultural and environmental policy issues, with particular focus on Clean Water Act issues. She provides monitoring and analysis of regulatory and legislative initiatives; development of political strategies for effective client actions; drafting of client comments on proposed regulations; and drafting of congressional testimony, articles, and other documents on specific policy topics.

Representative Engagements:

  • Assists pesticide applicators and producers with preparation of comments on 2016 updates to CWA Pesticide General Permit.
  • Assists clients with analysis of water quality/CWA regulatory and policy developments.
  • Works with national agricultural trade associations to address pending environmental policy and guidance documents.
  • Advises clients on effective engagement with state and federal regulatory officials.
  • Represents clients at meetings with EPA Office of Water and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).


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