Lisa R. Burchi
Of Counsel
 

 
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EDUCATION:

BA, Tufts University, 1990, cum laude

JD, The National Law Center, George Washington University, 1995, with honors

 
RANKINGS & RECOGNITION:

George Washington University Journal of International Law and Economics, 1994-1995

 

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Lisa Burchi's work involves Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) regulatory matters.  She has particular expertise in data compensation matters under FIFRA, the European Union's (EU) Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), Biocide Product Regulation (BPR), and Plant Protection Product (PPP) Regulation, and also counsels on matters related to California law, including Proposition 65 and the recent Green Chemistry Initiative/Safer Consumer Products Regulations.  She delivers more than 18 years of experience in highly specialized fields.  Though she works for Washington, DC-based Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), she lives in and is licensed in the State of California.

Prior to attending law school and joining B&C, she worked as a nominations clerk for the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Representative Engagements:

  • Assists pesticide companies in FIFRA data compensation arbitration proceedings, including valuation of the data, preparation of arbitration filings and witnesses, and negotiation of settlements.
  • Represented a company in responding to an opportunity to show cause regarding alleged violation of TSCA Inventory listing requirements, resulting in no enforcement action or penalties.
  • Conducted a company-wide TSCA audit, including site visits, training, plant audits, and development of Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Counsels various consortia on legal and policy issues, product stewardship, responsible chemical management, and conduct of testing to advance scientific understanding of health and environmental safety.
  • Works with companies developing "new" chemical substances to determine applicable exemptions from Premanufacture Notification (PMN) requirements and file PMNs when necessary.
  • Advises companies on issues arising under REACH, BPR, and PPP regulations, including substance registration, data sharing/compensation, and trade secret matters.

Professional & Community Involvement:

DC Bar, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section

Bar & Court Admissions:

California Bar, 2009

District of Columbia Bar, 1998

New York Bar, 1996 (retired)

Publications:

Books:

Lynn L. Bergeson, Charles M. Auer, Co-Editors; Timothy D. Backstrom, Lisa R. Burchi, Lisa M. Campbell, Sheryl L. Dolan, Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Margaret R. Graham, Oscar Hernandez, Ph.D., Carla N. Hutton, Kathleen M. Roberts, Contributing Authors, New TSCA: A Guide to the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act and Its Implementation, American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (2017).

Lynn L. Bergeson, Editor; Bethami Auerbach, Lynn L. Bergeson, Lisa R. Burchi, Lisa M. Campbell, Sheryl L. Dolan, Ruth C. Downes-Norriss, Carla N. Hutton, Leslie S. MacDougall, Henry M. Jacoby, Kathleen M. Roberts, Contributing Authors, Global Chemical Control Handbook: A Guide to Chemical Management Programs, American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (2014).

Lynn L. Bergeson, Lisa M. Campbell, and Lisa R. Burchi, The TSCA Basic Practice Book, ABA (2000).

Articles:

Andrew R. Bourne, Lara A. Hall, Lisa R. Burchi, "EU Biocidal Products Regulation and Its Impact on Industry: A Practical Briefing," Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Reporter, February 26, 2014.

Lisa R. Burchi, "DTSC Releases Final Safer Consumer Products Regulations," ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Chemicals, Chemicals Regulation, and Right-to-Know Committee Newsletter, November, 2013.

Lynn L. Bergeson and Lisa R. Burchi, "Pesticide Data Compensation in the EU and Canada," Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report, November 5, 2012.

Lisa R. Burchi, Charles M. Auer, Kathleen M. Roberts, and Lynn L. Bergeson, "Are TSCA Section 8(b)(2) Statutory Mixture Categories Subject to Reporting Under the Chemical Data Reporting Rule?," Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report, January 26, 2012.

Lisa R. Burchi, Charles M. Auer, and Lynn L. Bergeson, "EPA’s SNUR Authority and Key Points Regarding SNURs for Former New Chemicals," BNA Daily Environment Report, September 12, 2011.

Lisa R. Burchi, Lisa M. Campbell, Leslie S. MacDougall, and Ruxandra Cana, "Data Citation and Compensation: How REACH Compares With the FIFRA Scheme," BNA Daily Environment Report, June 1, 2011.

Charles M. Auer, Lynn L. Bergeson, and Lisa R. Burchi, "TSCA Section 5(b)(4) ‘Chemicals of Concern’ List: Questions, Issues, Concerns," BNA Daily Environment Report, May 24, 2010.

Lynn L. Bergeson, Lisa M. Campbell, and Lisa R. Burchi, "Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program: Data Sharing, Compensation, Protection," BNA Daily Environment Report, June 29, 2009.

Lynn L. Bergeson, Lisa M. Campbell, and Lisa Rothenberg, "TSCA and the Future of Chemical Regulation," EPA Administrative Law Reporter, April 2000.

Speaking Engagements:

WEBINAR - The New TSCA Webinar 4: Preemption, PBTs, Fees, and Judicial Review,” Chemical Watch (October 4, 2016).

"Regulatory Updates and Enforcement Trends," National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) Western Region Meeting, Kohala Coast, Hawaii (April 22, 2016).

"Border Security: EPA's Increased FIFRA Import Enforcement Initiative," B&C Webinar (March 12, 2015).

Moderated Keynote Panel Discussion "Strategies and Tactics in Response to Initial Priority Products and Work Plan for Future Priority Products" and "A Tour Around State/Local/International Developments," 5th Safer Consumer Products Summit, San Francisco, California (October 24, 2014).

"US Industry View of the BPR from First Years of Implementation," Chemical Watch US/Global Biocides (Antimicrobials) Regulation Conference, Washington, D.C. (September 25-26, 2014).

"Supply Chain: New Pushes by Retailers," Prop65 Clearinghouse Green Chemistry Conference, San Francisco, California (September 16, 2014).

"EPA's Supplemental Distribution Enforcement Actions Are Buzzing: How to Avoid Getting Stung," Bergeson & Campbell P.C. Webinar (July 23, 2014).

"Complying with California's Safer Consumer Products Regulations -- Immediate Challenges," Safer Consumer Product Summit, Santa Clara, California (May 7, 2014).

"EU Biocidal Products Regulation: What it Means for Industry and How it Compares to U.S. Regulation," Bloomberg BNA Webinar (April 30, 2014).

"Panel Discussion: Environmental and Regulatory Opportunities and Challenges around Quantum Dots," Quantum Dots Forum, San Diego, California (March 26, 2014).

"Will The Green Chemistry Initiative Make Prop. 65 Irrelevant?" 2013 Prop. 65 Conference, San Francisco, California (April 8, 2013).


 
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