John B. Dubeck: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

John B. Dubeck

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Control
  • Environmental
  • Food & Drug
  • Tobacco
  • Fuels
  • Health and Safety Compliance Audit
  • Nanotechnology Strategy, Regulation and Defense
  • Pesticides
University Cornell University, B.S., Chem. Eng., with distinction, 1971
Law SchoolGeorgetown University, J.D., 1976
Admitted1976, Virginia; 1977, District of Columbia; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia


American Chemical Society, Cornell Society of Engineers


John Dubeck joined Keller and Heckman in 1976.

Mr. Dubeck's scientific background (chemical engineering and nuclear propulsion systems) assists him in his largely science-based practice, representing clients and trade associations before the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency (toxic substances and pesticides). Biotechnology derived products are becoming an increasing part of his practice.

Mr. Dubeck has helped clients bring hundreds of products to market in an efficient manner, advises on continuing compliance obligations, and defends enforcement actions.

He has been a presenter at numerous conferences on toxic chemicals, pesticides, and medical device and drug regulation. He has taught a popular Practical Food Law course annually since 1982. Mr. Dubeck is AV Preeminent TM Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


Apr 30, 2010 TSCA Reform Update: Keller and Heckman LLP Hosts Webinar on TSCA REFORM

Dec 22, 2008 Keller and Heckman LLP Schedules Annual Practical Food Law Program


Mar 12, 2007 Practical Food Law: The Essentials (March 12-13, 2007) and Labeling, Advertising, and Promotion (March 14-15, 2007)
Sep 18, 2007 Advanced Chemical Control Law Seminar: Hot Topics Here and Abroad
Oct 16, 2007 Practical Food Law
Sep 06, 2007 cGMP Conference - Customized API Compliance Tool Box
Oct 23, 2007 A Practical Primer on Pesticides
Oct 24, 2007 China Adhesive Forum
Mar 10, 2008 Practical Food Law
Sep 23, 2008 Advanced Chemical Control Course: Managing a Shifting Regulatory Climate - Washington, D.C.
Mar 16, 2009 Keller and Heckman's Annual Practical Food Law Program, San Francisco, California
Mar 21, 2011 2011 Globalchem Conference and Expo
Oct 24, 2011 Register Today! - Chemical Control Law Seminar - October 24-26, 2011
Mar 19, 2012 Registration is closed - March 19-22, 2012- Keller and Heckman's Annual Practical Food Law Program, San Francisco, California
Mar 05, 2012 2012 GlobalChem Conference and Expo
Sep 13, 2012 Registration is Closed - A Webinar focusing on The Committee Mark-up of Senator Frank Lautenberg's Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 - September 13, 2012
May 03, 2013 Registration is Closed - FDA and EU Regulation of Tobacco Products Webinar
Jun 11, 2013 Registration is Closed - A Webinar on TSCA Modernization and The Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013


Jan 01, 2014 Microbial Products of Biotechnology
Oct 04, 2013 What is California Up To? - The Initial List of Candidate Chemicals is Published
Aug 05, 2013 Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Holds Hearing on TSCA Reform
Jun 19, 2013 Dual Column Integrated Presentation of TSCA and CSIA
May 22, 2013 Summary - Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013
Aug 15, 2012 Summary of the Committee Mark-up of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 (S. 847)
Oct 31, 2011 TSCA Enforcement to Focus on Section 5, Economic Benefit Recovery
Sep 29, 2011 EPA Pesticide Enforcement to Focus on Imports and Supplemental Distribution
Aug 02, 2011 June 2011 National Academies Meeting On Sustainable Development of Algal Biofuels Highlights Water Consumption at Commercial Scale
Jul 25, 2011 Top Science, Trade, and Regulatory Advisors Set the Tone for Securing US Lead in Nanotechnology Regulation and Take Aim at EPA Pesticide Office Proposal
Apr 15, 2011 Safe Chemicals Act of 2011: The Official Start of TSCA Reform Efforts in the New Congress
Mar 23, 2011 Lower Expectations for TSCA Reauthorization in 2011
Mar 11, 2011 The Constantly Pending PMN: Low Volume Exemption Applications Are Living Documents
Jan 11, 2011 Jan. 31: Notification Deadline under TSCA Polymer Exemption
Jan 05, 2011 Client Alert: Employer Compliance Guidance for Whistleblower Provisions Under New Food Safety Modernization Act
Sep 23, 2010 EPA Targeting Retailers Under FIFRA
Sep 20, 2010 Environmental Business Alert: End-of-Year Deadline to Nominate Existing Chemicals for Taiwan Inventory Nears
Aug 17, 2010 Testing Orders for Endocrine Effects of Pesticide Inerts: EPA is Batting only 222
Aug 06, 2010 Nanotechnology Defined
Jul 06, 2010 FDA Announces GRAS Notification Pilot Program On Animal Food
Apr 15, 2010 TSCA Reform Legislation Introduced in Senate, Companion Discussion Draft Released in House
Jan 16, 2009 TSCA Inventory Needs to be Sustained, Not Depleted
Feb 12, 2008 New TSCA 8(D) Reporting Requirements for Lead in Children's Products
Nov 15, 2006 Environmental Business Alert
Aug 10, 2005 Pesticide Alert August 2005
May 25, 2005 Biotechnology/Nanotechnology Alert
Mar 16, 2005 Practical Food Law: Labeling, Advertising, and Promotion Manual
Mar 14, 2005 Practical Food Law: The Essentials Manual
Feb 17, 2004 TSCA Section 12(b) Export Notification Requirement Gets Teeth
Feb 05, 2004 Nanotechnology and Pesticide Apparel
Jun 01, 2003 Environmental Reporting and Recordkeeping: Sound Strategies and Legal Insights
May 20, 2003 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA): What European Exporters Need to Know Seminar Manual
Dec 01, 2002 cGMPs for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) and Excipient Production
Apr 26, 2002 EPA Issues Draft PR Notice on False and Misleading Pesticide Brand Names
Mar 07, 2002 EPA Revises Proposed Tolerance Processing Fees for Inert Ingredients of Pesticides
Jan 09, 2002 BNA, Inc. Food Safety Report - A Proposed Framework to Regulate Inert Ingredients in Pesticide Formulations
Jan 07, 2002 BNA, Inc. Daily Environment Report - A Proposed Framework to Regulate Inert Ingredients in Pesticide Formulations
Nov 02, 2001 FDA Issues Guidance on Electronic Signatures Time Stamps
Nov 02, 2001 FDA Issues Guidance on Drug Manufacturing Inspections, Announces Workshops
Nov 02, 2001 FDA Issues Final Guidance on Good Manufacturing Practice for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
Oct 23, 2001 TSCA Inventory: Names Must Be Changed For Monomer and Isostearic Acid
Mar 12, 2001 CGMP Compliance: Making it Happen in a Chemical Facility A CGMP Bibliography
Oct 24, 2000 Antimicrobial Regulation Technical Corrections Act Becomes Law; Jurisdictional Chaos Created by FQPA Also Addressed in a Joint FDA/EPA Policy Statement
May 08, 2000 The Next Pesticide Data Compensation Battleground: Inert Ingredients
May 03, 2000 Comments on EPA's Guidance for Performing Aggregate Exposure and Risk Assessments
Feb 18, 2000 EPA Issues Final PR Notice Providing Guidance on the Treated Articles Exemption
Jan 21, 2000 Comments on EPA's Proposed 40 CFR Parts 152 and 156, Registration Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticide Products
Dec 16, 1999 EPA Proposes Amendments to TSCA IUR Rule
Sep 13, 1999 FDA Guidance Helps Clarify Jurisdiction Under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act Over Residues of Antimicrobial Substances on Food
Jun 15, 1999 EPA Proposes to Extend Reporting Period for Voluntary Self-Disclosures of Environmental Violations
Apr 29, 1999 Comments on EPA'S Proposed Threshold of Regulation Policy
Nov 03, 1998 EPA/FDA Jurisdictional Options for Food-Related Uses of Antimicrobials
Oct 16, 1998 Antimicrobial Treated Article Coalition: Main Page
Oct 09, 1998 Antimicrobial Treated Article Coalition: ATAC's Amicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Hoechst Celanese Corporation v. United States of America
Oct 09, 1998 Antimicrobial Treated Article Coalition - ATAC's Comments to the Office of Pesticide Programs on the Draft PR Notice
Oct 09, 1998 Antimicrobial Treated Article Coalition: Comments of the Antimicrobial Treated Article Coalition on EPA's Federal Register and Draft Pesticide Registration Notice on Treated Articles
Sep 11, 1998 Antimicrobial Treated Article Coalition: The Treated Articles Exemption
Aug 20, 1998 Antimicrobial Treated Article Coalition: Federal Register Notice of Draft PR Notice
Aug 19, 1998 Antimicrobial Treated Article Coalition: Draft of Pesticide Registration (PR) Notice on Treated Articles
May 14, 1998 FDA Seeks Comments on Revised Draft of Guidance Document for API Manufacturers
Mar 14, 1998 GMPs for Bulk Pharmaceutical Chemical Manufacturers: FDA Is Becoming More Demanding
Feb 03, 1998 FDA Accepts Antimicrobial Petition
Oct 10, 1997 EPA Steps Up Its Offensive Regarding Antimicrobials in Plastic Articles in Concert with a Heightened Focus on Consumer Products
Oct 10, 1997 Recent Environmental Protection Agency Activities Send a Clear Message: Proceed with Caution in Making Claim for Articles Treated with Pesticides
May 19, 1997 First TSCA Criminal Case Provides Lessons for Formulators
May 12, 1997 EPA and FDA Outline Antimicrobial Jurisdiction Interface Consistent with Keller and Heckman's Interpretation of FQPA
Mar 10, 1997 Proposal: Regulatory Jurisdiction Over Antimicrobials Used in Contact With Processed Food
Mar 10, 1997 Options for the Regulation of Unavoidable, Inadvertent Pesticide Residues (Q3 Contaminants) in Food
Mar 10, 1997 FDA and EPA Asked to Reconsider Jurisdictional Issues Related to Antimicrobials Intended for Food Contact Applications
Feb 24, 1997 Food Quality Protection Act; Summary of February 18, 1997 Meeting with EPA and FDA on Jurisdictional Issues for Antimicrobials Used in Food Applications
Feb 24, 1997 International Chemical Control Laws Survey
Feb 24, 1997 Understanding the European Union's R&D Regulations


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


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