Douglas J. Behr: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

Douglas J. Behr

Partner
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.434.4213

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Practice Areas

  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trade and Professional Associations
  • Litigation
  • Privacy, Data Security and Digital Media
  • Product Safety
 
University Northwestern University, B.A., 1969
 
Law SchoolNew York University School of Law, J.D., 1972; Georgetown University, LL.M., 1975
 
Admitted1973, District of Columbia and Maryland
 
Memberships 

Memberships
ABA White Collar Crime Section
Federal American Inn of Court

 
Biography

Douglas Behr joined Keller and Heckman in 1994. He practices civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. He handles matters regulated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Mr. Behr represents business, trade associations, and individuals before federal and state trial and appellate courts, regulatory bodies, and licensing forums with a concentration on Lanham Act false advertising, contract disputes, white collar crime defense, product liability, and trade regulation controversies. He also advises members of the business community on litigation avoidance, and works with health care professionals and others on matters regulated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Behr served 12 years as an Assistant United States Attorney, primarily as a prosecutor, and received a special achievement award from the Justice Department. He is a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Behr is AV PreeminentTM Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Behr is a contributing author of Beyond Telecom Law Blog.

Mr. Behr authored an article, Prescription Drug Control Under the Federal Controlled Substances Act: A Web of Administrative, Civil, and Criminal Law Controls, in the Washington University Law Urban Law Annual; Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law Volume 45, Issue 1 (1994).

Mr. Behr authored an article, Did you Forget to Say you're Sorry? Litigating a Show Cause Hearing for the Physician's DEA Registration, in the Quinnipiac University School of Law Health Law Journal, Volume 9, Number 1 (2005).

Mr. Behr authored an article, Challenging an Immediate Suspension of a DEA Registration: Is It Time for a New Tact?, in the Food and Drug Law Journal, Volume 69, Number 1 (2014).

News
Jan 24, 2014 Keller and Heckman Attorneys Successfully Defend Against Potential Foreclosure
Nov 25, 2013 Doug Behr, Alyssia Bryant, and Bob Niemann Won a Motion to Dismiss
Jun 18, 2013 Keller and Heckman's Attorneys Recognized for Pro Bono Efforts
Aug 30, 2012 Keller and Heckman LLP Sustains on Appeal Defense Judgment on Behalf of Prominent Grocery Chain
Dec 08, 2011 The California Appellate Court Affirms Tokyo Electron Limited Victory
Sep 07, 2011 The Privacy Playbook: A Practical Guide for Businesses Slides Are Now Available For Download!
May 09, 2011 Keller and Heckman Partners Discuss Beyond Telecom Law Blog in This Week's Telecom Video Minute

Events
Jul 28, 2011 Register Today! The Privacy Playbook: A Practical Guide for Businesses

Articles
Dec 01, 2014 Made in USA Jeans Case
Nov 12, 2014 FOOD COURT REPORT: Food Manufacturer Defeats Class Certification in Labeling Claim Because Putative Class Lacked Ascertainability
Oct 22, 2014 Food Safety Audit Firms May be Held Liable for Consumer Injuries Resulting from Negligent Inspections
Jul 03, 2014 Advertising and Promotion Alert: Battle of the Experts Not Sufficient to Establish Violation of State Consumer Protection Acts
Jun 16, 2014 Compliance with FDA Regulations May Not Protect a Company From the Risk of Liability to Competitors via Unfair Competition Challenges
Apr 08, 2014 Litigation Alert
Apr 02, 2014 Douglas Behr Authors Article in Food and Drug Law Journal

 
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FOOD COURT REPORT: Food Manufacturer Defeats Class Certification in Labeling Claim Because Putative Class Lacked Ascertainability
Douglas J. Behr,Arthur S. Garrett,Eric P. Gotting,Richard J. Leighton,Robert S. Niemann, November 28, 2014
Gabriel Carerra brought a class action against Bayer Corporation and Bayer Healthcare. Mr. Carrera argued that a dietary supplement, WeightSmart, falsely claimed that an ingredient enhanced metabolism. Mr. Carerra sought to have his suit certified as a class on behalf of all persons who suffered...

Food Safety Audit Firms May be Held Liable for Consumer Injuries Resulting from Negligent Inspections
Douglas J. Behr,Arthur S. Garrett,Robert S. Niemann, November 3, 2014
A food safety audit firm can be held to answer in court for claims that its negligence in performing an audit led to the sale of contaminated food and the subsequent injury, or death, of a consumer of that food. If ultimately found liable, the food safety audit firm would be required to pay damages...

"Battle of the Experts" Not Sufficient to Establish Violation of State Consumer Protection Acts
Douglas J. Behr,Melvin S. Drozen,Daniel C. Rubenstein, July 11, 2014
In the increasingly litigious area of food labeling claims, manufacturers received a little help in a recent decision from a federal judge in Maryland. Reviewing a consumer’s assertion that the claimed benefit for a dietary supplement had insufficient scientific support, the Court ruled that...



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Douglas J. Behr

Suite 500 West, 1001 G Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20001




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