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 is a contributing author of the Consumer Protection Connection 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
Jan 15, 2015 Food Court Report: Plaintiffs Challenging Food Labels May Be Required to Conduct Expensive Consumer Perception Surveys to Demonstrate Deception
Dec 11, 2014 Douglas Behr Authors Article for FoodQualityNews.com
Dec 01, 2014 Made in USA Jeans Case
Dec 01, 2014 FOOD COURT REPORT: Brazil v. Dole
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

 
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Food Court Report: Plaintiffs Challenging Food Labels May Be Required to Conduct Expensive Consumer Perception Surveys to Demonstrate Deception
Douglas J. Behr, March 27, 2015
A federal judge in California recently made it more difficult for plaintiffs to demonstrate that food labels are misleading. The judge's ruling points to the need for consumer perception surveys to demonstrate that consumers were misled by allegedly false food labels. Consumer perception surveys...

"Made in USA" Jeans Case
Douglas J. Behr, December 29, 2014
A federal court recently ruled that the Federal Trade Commission Act and the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (TFPIA) do not preempt the California law that prohibits the use of the “Made in U.S.A.” label if any part of a product has been entirely or substantially made outside...

FOOD COURT REPORT: Brazil v. Dole
Douglas J. Behr,Arthur S. Garrett,Eric P. Gotting,Richard J. Leighton,Robert S. Niemann, December 29, 2014
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently decertified a potential class of purchasers of a product labeled as “all natural” based on a finding that the plaintiffs’ damages expert could not demonstrate class-wide damages based on the “all...



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Douglas J. Behr

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




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