Douglas J. Behr

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  • Senior Counsel at Keller and Heckman LLP (107 Attorneys)
  • Suite 500 West, 1001 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001
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Douglas Behr practices civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. He handles matters regulated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Mr. Behr represents businesses, 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).


•Apr 25, 2017 FDCA Criminal Investigations - What Catches the Prosecutor's Eye?
•Jan 12, 2017 Ninth Circuit Rejects Administrative Infeasibility As A Basis For Decertifying Class Actions
•Jan 05, 2017 Food Court Report - Dismissal of Movie Candy Slack-Fill Case Leaves Sour Aftertaste: Federal Court Rejects Labeling Disclosure Defense
•Aug 30, 2016 A $75 Check in Response to a Demand Letter Killed a Potential Class Action
•Aug 02, 2016 Food Court Report: Father and Son Food Company Executives Sentenced to Prison for Salmonella Outbreak
•Jun 29, 2016 June Food Court Report - The Interplay of FDA Regulation and Food Law Litigation: A Case In Point
•May 27, 2016 'Artificial Flavors' and 'Chemical Preservatives' - 'Natural' Litigation By Another Name?


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


•Nov 02, 2016 Partners Larry Halprin and Doug Behr Mentioned in Law 360 Article Trade Groups Urge Nationwide Stay of OSHA Reporting Rule
•Jul 11, 2016 Partners Larry Halprin and Doug Behr Mentioned in Article OSHA Sued Over Drug-Test Limit in Accident Reporting Rule
•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 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

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Food Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Privacy
  • Data Security and Digital Media
  • Product Safety
  • Trade and Professional Associations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.434.4213  Phone
202.434.4646  Fax
University Attended:
Northwestern University, B.A., 1969
Law School Attended:
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1972; Georgetown University, LL.M., 1975
Year of First Admission:
1973, District of Columbia; 1973, Maryland


•ABA White Collar Crime Section

Federal American Inn of Court

American Bar Association


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  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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