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
  • Food Litigation
  • 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 

Membership

•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 Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Behr is a contributing author of the Beyond Telecom Law Blog , Consumer Protection Connection blog, and Food Court Report.

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).

Articles

•Dec 15, 2015 Food Court Report: You Can't Say It's Organic If It's Not
•Oct 05, 2015 Keller and Heckman Named 2015 Recipient of JCS Pro Bono Legal Service Award
•Jun 18, 2015 Food Court Report: FDA Rules on Transfats. Class Action Suits to Follow?
•May 13, 2015 Food Court Report: Consumers Can Challenge Certified Organic Products They Believe Contain Improper Ingredients
•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

Events

•Oct 08, 2015 Webinar: Update: FDA's Final Determination on Transfat and Related Litigation

News

•Oct 05, 2015 Keller and Heckman Named 2015 Recipient of JCS Pro Bono Legal Service Award
•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!

 
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Food Court Report: You Can't Say It's "Organic" If It's Not
Douglas J. Behr,Kishore H. Khan, January 8, 2016
The Supreme Court of California recently ruled that the federal organic labeling program does not preempt a claim under California state law that a certified organic grower intentionally mislabeled conventionally grown produce as organic. The case, Quesada v. Herb Thyme Farms, Inc., No. S216305,...

Food Court Report: Consumers Can Challenge Certified Organic Products They Believe Contain Improper Ingredients
Douglas J. Behr,Melvin S. Drozen,Arthur S. Garrett,Eric P. Gotting,Leslie T. Krasny, May 25, 2015
In Segedie v. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a trial court in the Southern District of New York held that plaintiffs had properly stated a claim of consumer fraud based on alleged misuse of the term “organic.” The court rejected the defendant’s argument that the plaintiffs’...

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...


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Douglas J. Behr

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




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