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August 11, 2014

Lynn L. Bergeson Listed Among Top Ten Environmental Lawyers in the World

The ACTA Group

Lynn L. Bergeson has been named one of the ten “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” in the world in the field of environmental law by Who’s Who Legal in its 2014 compendium. This is the third year Ms. Bergeson has been named in the top ten list of individuals recognized as the most highly regarded by clients and peers, and the tenth year she has been listed in the publication overall.

In addition to listing Ms. Bergeson among the top ten, Who’s Who Legal 2014 offers this further analysis: “In DC, Lynn L Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell performs very strongly in our research, and is regarded as ‘a pre-eminent authority on product-related issues’. She receives widespread acclaim from peers for her work in the regulatory and policy aspects of environment law, which is considered to be ‘of the highest standards possible’.”

Ms. Bergeson is Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), a Washington, D.C. firm concentrating on conventional, nanoscale, and biobased chemicals and chemical products. She has earned an international reputation for her deep and expansive understanding of 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) regulation, and especially how these regulatory programs pertain to nanotechnology, biobased chemicals, and other emerging transformative technologies. Her knowledge of and involvement in the policy process allows her to develop client-focused strategies whether advocating before Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or other governance and standard-setting bodies.

For more than 20 years, Ms. Bergeson has counseled corporations, trade associations, and business consortia on a wide range of issues pertaining to chemical hazard, exposure and risk assessment, risk communication, and minimizing legal liability, particularly with respect to TSCA, FIFRA, Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), REACH, REACH-like programs, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) matters. Her clients include industrial chemical manufacturers and processors, agrochemical and biocidal manufacturers and formulators, and consumer product manufacturers.

Ms. Bergeson is also President of The Acta Group (Acta®), B&C’s scientific and regulatory consulting arm, and President of B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), which helps the chemical industry form consortia to achieve shared research, testing, regulatory, and access goals.

Since 1996, Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law. Nominees are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Who’s Who Legal is the strategic research partner of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law.