Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) is pleased to announce that on September 27, 2010, Lynn L. Bergeson will moderate a panel discussing key nanotechnology-related U.S. regulatory and science policy issues impacting businesses at the Ninth Annual NanoBusiness Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Panel participants include representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state government, and industry. Ms. Bergeson serves as Chair of the NanoBusiness Alliance’s Environment, Health, and Safety Committee.
B&C, which is a proud co-sponsor of the Conference, has made a concerted effort to be in the forefront of the science policy debate involving nanotechnologies and other emerging technologies. Ms. Bergeson and other professionals at B&C counsel clients on health, safety, science policy, and related legal and regulatory aspects of nanotechnology and emerging transformative technologies, and on more traditional chemical product approval matters. Ms. Bergeson serves on a number of domestic and international nanotechnology standard setting and governance committees. Ms. Bergeson served on the Steering Committee for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) program in 2009 on the Potential Environmental Benefits of Nanotechnology: Fostering Safe Innovation-Led Growth Conference and also served on EPA’s Steering Committee for the Pollution Prevention Through Nanotechnology Conference. Ms. Bergeson served in 2007 and 2008 on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group (PCAST nTAG) and served in 2004 and 2005 on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Nanotechnology Standards Panel (NSP) Steering Committee, and is now a member of the ISO Technical Committee 229 on Nanotechnologies. In 2005 and 2006, Ms. Bergeson served as Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, and serves in other ABA leadership positions. She led the Section’s efforts to identify the legal authority available to the federal government to regulate nanotechnology under existing federal statutes and other legal authority, and continues to work extensively on the Section’s nano projects. See http://www.abanet.org/environ. Recent publications include: FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) Considers Nanosilver, Environmental Law Reporter (2009); Nanotechnology: Environmental Law, Policy, and Business Considerations, ABA (2009); Nanotechnology and the Environment, CRC Press (2008) (co-author); Nanotechnology Deskbook, ELI (2007) (co-author); TSCA and Engineered Nanoscale Substances, Nanotechnology Law and Business (2007) (co-author); The Nanotechnology-Biology Interface: Exploring Models for Oversight, Center for Science, Technology & Public Policy, University of Minnesota (2006) (co-author); “Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know: 2005 Annual Report -- The Risks and Benefits of Nanoscale Materials,” in Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2005, ABA (2005); Selected Challenges in Applying Toxicogenomic Data in Federal Regulatory Settings, Proceedings of Workshop on Genetics and Environmental Regulation (2005) (co-author); “Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know: 2004 Annual Report” in Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2004, ABA (2004); The RCRA Practice Manual, ABA (2004); The TSCA Basic Practice Book, ABA (2000); and The FIFRA Basic Practice Book, ABA (2000).