Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that B&C is a proud Sponsor of CHEMCON THE AMERICAS 2010 and that Lynn L. Bergeson will speak, Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at Session 7 -- “Similarities and Differences in Global Legislation” about developments and emerging issues on nanotechnology. Ms. Bergeson will also moderate a panel during Session 11 -- “Global Initiatives,” which will consider international regulatory initiatives at the CHEMCON THE AMERICAS 2010 Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
B&C 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. B&C professionals offer expertise on a full range of global chemical program consulting services, which include, but are not limited to, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Screening Information Data Sets (SIDS), and the European Union’s (EU) Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation.
Ms. Bergeson serves on a number of domestic and international nanotechnology standard setting and governance committees. She is a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 229 on Nanotechnologies and works on several OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials projects. 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 authorities, 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).