Press Release

Wiley Welcomes Senior EPA Career Official Charlotte Bertrand to Environment & Product Regulation Practice

July 19, 2021

Washington, DC – Wiley is pleased to announce that senior U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) career official Charlotte Bertrand has joined the firm’s Environment & Product Regulation Practice as a senior policy advisor. Ms. Bertrand has held several senior leadership positions at the EPA including serving as Associate Deputy Administrator for Programs in the EPA’s Office of the Administrator, one of the most senior career (non-political appointee) positions in the Agency. During her distinguished tenure with the agency, Ms. Bertrand’s high-level positions have been with the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, the Office of Water, the Office of Land and Emergency Management, and the Office of the Administrator.

“Charlotte has an exceptional understanding of government regulatory practices and requirements, and a track record of leadership excellence at EPA,” said Tracy Heinzman, chair of the firm’s Environment & Product Regulation Practice. “Her considerable expertise in conducting, analyzing, and managing highly technical scientific risk assessments will be a tremendous benefit for our clients. Her combined experience across EPA’s major environmental statutes related to chemicals, water, air, waste, pesticides, and land remediation is truly unique and unparalleled. There are very few EPA officials who have held as many senior leadership positions overseeing such a broad range of environmental programs and regulatory regimes compared to Charlotte.”

“I am delighted that my decision to transition from government service has resulted in joining Wiley’s Environment & Product Regulation Practice. Wiley is known for its adept leadership in federal policy, regulatory, and litigation matters in several key areas, including environmental protection,” said Ms. Bertrand. “I am truly looking forward to working with Wiley’s experienced and distinguished lawyers and policy advisors to advise businesses and trade associations engaged in all levels of the supply chain.”

While at EPA, Ms. Bertrand provided leadership and substantive expertise on several fronts, including policy direction for implementing the significant changes in responsibilities and authorities in the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Serving in multiple roles at EPA over two decades, Ms. Bertrand developed considerable expertise in conducting, analyzing, and managing the highly technical scientific assessments that underlie many EPA programs and regulations. She has extensive experience with major statutes related to air, waste, water, chemicals, pesticides, and land remediation.

Ms. Bertrand has an M.S. in Environmental Sciences and Policy from the Johns Hopkins University, and an M.S. in Safety Engineering and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Wiley’s Environment & Product Regulation Practice brings extensive and diverse experience in rules and litigation arising under TSCA, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and the Clean Air Act (CAA). The firm’s attorneys bring decades of experience representing a wide range of businesses and service before the courts; government agencies at the federal, state, and municipal levels; and Congress.

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