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Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. 
Washington, District of Columbia Office
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2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 100W
Washington, District of Columbia  20037-1701

Telephone: (202) 557-3800
Fax: (202) 557-3836

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About this office:

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is a Washington, D.C. law firm that carries the highest legal ability rating in Martindale-Hubbell focusing on conventional and nanoscale industrial, agricultural, and specialty chemical product regulation and approval matters, including TSCA matters, FIFRA/FQPA matters, FDA medical device and product approval, registration and data compensation arbitrations, chemical product litigation, and associated business counseling and litigation issues. B&C's clients are involved in many businesses, including conventional and nanoscale basic, specialty, and agricultural and antimicrobial chemicals industry; biotechnology, nanotechnology, and emerging transformative technologies; consumer products; medical devices and diagnostic products; paints and coatings; and plastic products.

B&C represents and counsels individuals, business entities, trade associations, and industry coalitions. Our professionals conduct advocacy before EPA, FDA, USDA, OMB, OSHA, NTP, the Departments of State, Interior, and U.S. Trade Representative, state governmental bodies, federal and state courts, and in other forums, and play active roles in business strategy development, compliance planning, acquisitions, and related activities.

B&C's fundamental goals are to solve our clients' existing problems, and to minimize future difficulties. Reliance on only a single set of skills often is not enough. Legislative opportunities, rulemaking, and litigation options must be coordinated and effectively implemented. B&C takes a multi-disciplinary approach in assisting our clients, partnering with toxicological, chemical, engineering, economic, and other experts on individual matters as necessary to achieve results effectively and efficiently. Attention must be paid to the interplay of all branches of government and interest groups. Our capabilities, borne of site- and issue-specific experience, combined with our national and international view on policy and regulatory developments, position us to handle all these tasks with judgment, creativity, and efficiency.

B&C's activities are international in scope. They range from confidential counseling and legislative and administrative representation to more traditional business, litigation, and arbitration matters. Our personnel offer extraordinary expertise in such areas as TSCA, FIFRA, FQPA, FDA, CAA fuel additives regulation and enforcement, FIFRA data compensation arbitrations, and REACH regulation, among other areas. Our personnel also practice before the CPSC and FTC. Because of the broad diversity of our subject matter expertise, we are particularly well-positioned to manage the complex issues arising from the interactions of environmental health and safety and food and drug law with the multitude of other laws affecting our clients. We additionally offer clients a full range of services to prevent and defend law suits alleging toxic torts, product liability, and other claims for liability involving industrial, specialty, consumer, and agricultural chemical and medical devices and diagnostic products. On all matters, our professionals offer experience, judgment, vision, and vigor.

The firm is a member of the Environmental Law Network, which is comprised of environmental law firms nationwide. This allows B&C to coordinate with dozens of state law firms that offer unique expertise on matters involving state law.


Statement of Practice Summary:
General Civil Practice; Administrative Law; Civil Litigation; Legislative Practice Primarily; Representation On Environmental; Chemical Regulation; Occupational Health Safety Law.

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EPA Announces Safer Alternatives for Toxic Flame Retardants
Lynn L. Bergeson, June 18, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on June 12, 2014, safer alternatives to flame retardants currently used in consumer and commercial products, including building insulation and products with flexible polyurethane foam. According to EPA, flame retardant chemicals such as...

EPA Extols Pesticide Civil Penalty, But the Decision Could Be Problematic for Registrants and EPA
Timothy D. Backstrom,Lynn L. Bergeson, June 18, 2014
On June 6, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Liphatech, Inc. (Liphatech), a pesticide manufacturer based in Milwaukee, WI, paid a $738,000 civil penalty for Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) violations. The vast majority of the penalty was...

Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group Issues Report Summarizing Progress on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security
Lynn L. Bergeson, June 10, 2014
In April 2013, an explosion destroyed a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, killing 15. In response to this and other recent catastrophic and fatal incidents at chemical facilities, President Obama on August 1, 2013, issued Executive Order (EO) 13650 -- Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security....

Year Established: 1990

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