Professionals / Cynthia A. Lewis
Cynthia A. Lewis
1350 I Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-3311
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In Cindi Lewis's thirty years with Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., she has devoted a substantial amount of her practice to counseling and litigation arising out of the environmental and safety regulation of industrial and consumer products, including chemical, pesticide, right-to-know, pollution prevention, and regulatory issues including, recently, the environmental regulation of nanotechnology, with a particular emphasis on the Toxic Substances Control Act. Her practice also addresses environmental developments affecting product marketing, packaging, labeling, product stewardship, and corporate responsibility.
Cindi's work has been on behalf of a variety of clients, including individual companies, trade associations, and industry coalitions. Her work includes strategic planning and compliance counseling; defending enforcement actions; developing and implementing negotiating strategies; and conducting training programs on chemical regulatory issues. She has counseled clients on legislative issues affecting regulation of their products, including the drafting of issue papers, testimony, and proposed legislative language. Her work has also addressed nonstatutory initiatives and programs, such as EPA pollution prevention initiatives, the ISO 14000 standards, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECDs) Extended Producer Responsibility project, and various corporate social responsibility and code of conduct initiatives.
Cindi is a member of the U.S. Council on International Business's Product Policy and Corporate Responsibility Committees and served on the International Chamber of Commerce's ecolabeling working party. She was invited by EPA to serve as an industry observer/participant at an OECD's Extended Producer Responsibility Workshop in Canada.
For nearly ten years, Cindi edited Beveridge & Diamond's The Environmental Marketplace newsletter, which reported on environmental regulatory developments affecting the design and marketing of consumer products. She is the author of several articles and a book chapter on pesticide and chemical regulatory issues and the co-author of a book on federal chemical regulation, and frequently speaks on issues in her areas of practice.
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Federal Chemical Regulation: TSCA, EPCRA, and the Pollution Prevention Act (co-author)
EPA's Pesticides in Groundwater Strategy: Will It Work?
Pesticides, in Novick, et al. (eds.), Law of Environmental Protection