Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972-1973
AB & AM, Brown University, 1976
Doctoral Program Studies, Harvard University, 1976-1979
Phi Beta Kappa, Brown University, 1976
Lester Ward Prize, Brown University, 1976
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, Harvard University, 1976-1979
Jim Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a critical ally for any client addressing chemical policy, legislative, and related issues. He 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. Mr. Aidala brings extensive legislative experience on Capitol Hill and past experience as the senior official at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for pesticide and chemical regulation, and provides clients with vital insights into not only relevant current policies of EPA and sister agencies, but also the way these policies have been or are likely to be formulated to help clients more successfully address regulatory matters. This unmatched wealth of experience allows him to explain, interpret, and predict EPA policies to help clients resolve or address their issues.
Previous to joining B&C, he was former Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances (OPPTS) (now the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention). As Associate Assistant Administrator for OPPTS, he led the team responsible for legislative drafting of the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act.