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2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series Part II: FIFRA Hot Topics


This is a virtual event, accessible over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


This is a complimentary program sponsored by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  

This is Part 2 of the 5-part 2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series.  To learn more about the series, please click here.

Question:  What do you call a power hour discussing critical legal, science, and policy issues under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), topped off with expert insights into international trade barriers and globalization challenges for the agricultural chemical community?

Answer:  The complimentary FIFRA Hot Topics webinar sponsored by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and hosted by Bloomberg BNA.
This complimentary, hour-long webinar features Rick P. Keigwin, Jr., Director, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Daniella Taveau, former International Trade Negotiator for EPA and now Regulatory and Global Trade Strategist, King & Spalding, and William L. Jordan, former senior toxics lawyer with EPA’s OPP and Office of General Counsel.  This timely and fascinating conversation will be augmented by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) Senior Government Affairs Consultant, James V. Aidala, and moderated by Lisa M. Campbell, Partner, B&C.
Topics to be covered include OPP priorities and current FIFRA implementation issues,  ESA opportunities and challenges, the EPA OPP program budget and industry fee contributions (e.g., the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA)), registration review actions on glyphosate, neonicotinoid insecticides, pollinator protection, trade barriers, other globalization challenges, and more.

Educational Objectives:
• Key regulatory, legal, and scientific challenges facing OPP and the agricultural chemical community;
• Program priorities; and
• FIFRA and ESA priorities likely to dominate the regulatory agenda for the remainder of the year.

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Attorney/Counsel, CEO/President, General Counsel, Managing Partner, Of Counsel, Partner, Practice Group Leader

Production and programming support is provided by the marketing services team at Bloomberg Next.


Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.
  • Director, Office of Pesticide Programs, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Rick Keigwin is OPP Director and brings with him more than 25 years of service with EPA, where he most recently served as Deputy Office Director for Programs at OPP.  Prior to his position as Deputy Director, Rick served as Director of the Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (PRD) and the Biological and Economic Analysis Division (BEAD) and held management positions within the Registration Division (RD).

James V. Aidala
  • Senior Government Affairs Consultant
  • Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

James V. Aidala has been intimately involved with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) legislative reauthorization and key regulatory matters for over two decades.  Prior to joining Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), Mr. Aidala was formerly the Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances (OPPTS) (now the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP)).  As Associate Assistant Administrator for OPPTS, he led the team responsible for legislative drafting of the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA).

Together with his previous positions at high levels of government agencies, Mr. Aidala has 30 years of experience in both the legislative and executive branch in a variety of senior positions.  He offers extensive involvement in both crafting and implementing the legislative and regulatory policies that underlie current EPA regulatory policies and practices for regulating pesticides and chemicals.

Daniella Taveau
  • Regulatory and Global Trade Strategist
  • King & Spalding

Daniella Taveau is a consultant in King & Spalding’s International Trade Practice.  Ms. Taveau is a recognized expert in developing global regulatory strategies encompassing areas such as agriculture and food safety, chemicals and pesticides, new technologies, and cosmetics.  She has extensive experience working with senior political officials in the U.S. government and Embassies, and foreign governments in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.  As an International Trade Negotiator with EPA, she represented the United States at the World Trade Organization (WTO), all U.S. Free Trade Agreements, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.  Ms. Taveau also served as an International Policy Analyst with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and as an executive for a global cosmetics company, managing all sales and business operations for a 13-state region.  A classically trained and accomplished opera singer and pianist, Ms. Taveau is the Chief Operating Officer of The Embassy Series, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering international understanding through musical diplomacy.

William L. Jordan
  • Independent consultant and special consultant to Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

William L. Jordan was former Deputy Director of EPA’s OPP until 2015.  He was one of three senior officials leading the EPA regulatory program responsible for ensuring the safety of pesticide residues on food and the safety of nearly 20,000 pesticide products approved for use in the U.S.  Prior to that position, Mr. Jordan was a senior policy advisor to OPP.  Mr. Jordan has served in many positions within OPP, but began his Agency career as an attorney advisor to OPP and in the Office of General Counsel.

Lisa M. Campbell
  • Partner
  • Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Lisa M. Campbell is a co-founder of B&C.  Her practice focuses on many aspects of pesticide and chemical regulation.  She counsels clients on a wide range of issues pertaining to exposure and risk assessment, risk communication, and the legal and regulatory aspects of pesticide programs under FIFRA and TSCA.  Ms. Campbell offers more than 25 years of experience in addressing pesticide and chemical product approval, defense, and regulatory issues.  She assists clients in addressing issues and problems quickly and efficiently, and helps to focus resources on those aspects of an issue that will enable clients to move forward effectively.  She also assists clients in communicating with EPA staff and managing their products and issues, and brings more than two decades of experience to these matters.

Continuing Education

COA, 1.0 CLE
Practice Areas:
A basic understanding of FIFRA and ESA.
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