Douglas J. Behr: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

Douglas J. Behr

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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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

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® Preeminent™ 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). Additionally, 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).


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"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...

Compliance with FDA Regulations May Not Protect a Company From the Risk of Liability to Competitors via Unfair Competition Challenges
Douglas J. Behr,Alyssia J. Bryant,Melvin S. Drozen,Arthur S. Garrett, June 20, 2014
On June 12, 2014, the Supreme Court unanimously held that one competitor may sue another under the federal Lanham Act for false, misleading, or deceptive advertising and labeling of its food and beverage products even though the labeling may conform with FDA regulations. The Supreme Court took the...

Costs of a Non-Party’s Compliance with a Subpoena Will Shift to the Requesting Party If Costs Are “Significant"
Douglas J. Behr,Alyssia J. Bryant, April 14, 2014
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently joined the D.C. Circuit in finding that a non-party to a lawsuit may recover the costs of complying with a subpoena if those costs are significant. According to the Court of Appeals, if a subpoena imposes an expense and that expense...

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Douglas J. Behr

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


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