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.

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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


Jun 11, 2013 Registration is Closed - A Webinar on TSCA Modernization and The Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013
May 03, 2013 Registration is Closed - FDA and EU Regulation of Tobacco Products Webinar
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
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
Oct 24, 2011 Register Today! - Chemical Control Law Seminar - October 24-26, 2011
Mar 21, 2011 2011 Globalchem Conference and Expo


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


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EPA Eliminates Article Exemption for Benzidine-Based Chemical Substances in Significant New Use Rule
John B. Dubeck,Kelly V. Friend,Sheila A. Millar, February 6, 2015
Under section 5(a)(1)(B) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) (15 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq.), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the authority to require any person who intends to manufacture, import, or process any chemical substance for a “significant new use”...

EPA Office of Pesticide Programs - Removal of Certain Inert Ingredients from Approved Chemical Substance List - Extension of Comment Period
John B. Dubeck,Kristen J. Hendricks,Michael T. Novak,David G. Sarvadi, January 16, 2015
On October 22, 2014, EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) issued a Federal Register (FR) Notice concerning the removal of certain chemical substances from the current listing of inert ingredients approved for use in pesticide products. OPP initiated this effort, in part, because they...

Workplace Safety Guidance Information Resource: Highly Infectious Diseases
John B. Dubeck,Lawrence P. Halprin,Martha E. Marrapese,Michael T. Novak,Manesh K. Rath, December 29, 2014
Keller and Heckman LLP’s workplace safety and pesticide practices prepared this alert to be a general information resource for employers concerning the recent outbreak of a particularly fatal strain of viral hemorrhagic fever, also known as Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Employees who may come in...

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John B. Dubeck

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


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