Director of DEA Compliance and Litigation Practice Group and Partner
Quarles & Brady, LLC
D. Linden Barber is the Director of the DEA Compliance and Litigation Practice Group at Quarles and Brady, LLP, and the Managing Partner of the firm's Indianapolis Office. Since joining Quarles & Brady in 2011, Linden has advised and represented a variety of firms and companies registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
He counsels clients on a broad range of regulatory compliance and enforcement issues involving the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). He represents and advises manufacturers, wholesale distributors, pharmacies, hospitals and individual practitioners on compliance matters relating to their obligations under CSA and DEA's regulations. He also represents registrants in administrative and civil litigation matters in actions brought under the CSA. Linden has testified twice before a Congressional committee regarding proposed amendments to the CSA.
Prior to joining the Firm, Linden served for 11 years in a variety of positions at the Drug Enforcement Administration. He was an attorney in the Diversion Regulatory and Policy Section, the Associate Chief Counsel for the Diversion Litigation Section from 2006-2010, and, most recently, piloted DEA’s Regional Diversion Counsel program, as the first DEA attorney assigned to a field office to handle cases involving DEA registrants.