Applying decades of collective experience, we serve as advisors and advocates, using our legal, business, media, and political acumen to advance the interests of our clients and the public.  

We enjoy a national reputation as a go-to firm for our legal, legislative, and regulatory work surrounding health care access, opioids and other controlled medications, drug diversion and abuse prevention, addiction treatment, pain management, and drug testing.  

Our legal and policy professionals provide education, analysis, and commentary on issues of importance to our clients and the public through scholarly publications, national conferences, and the news media.  

DCBA’s attorneys, advisors, and law clerks have published the following peer-reviewed, scholarly articles:

  • Shruti R. Kulkarni, et al., What’s in a number? Recommending practicality in the DATA 2000 patient limits, 12(4) J. Opioid Mgmt. 243 (2016).
  • Michael C. Barnes, et al., A Vital Balancing Act: Multi-Sector Approaches to Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse in the United States while Ensuring Adequate Patient Access to Medications: Part 1 & Part 2, 3(4) J. Global Drug Pol’y & Prac. (2009).

Our attorneys have presented at the following conferences, among many others:

  • American Academy of Pain Medicine
  • Addiction Executives Industry Summit
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Economist: War on Cancer
  • FDA/CMS Summit
  • International Conference on Opioids
  • National Association of Attorneys General
  • National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities
  • National Conference of State Legislatures
  • National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit
  • National Sheriffs’ Association

For a full listing of our attorneys’ speaking engagements, view our bios.


Our attorneys and advisors have provided thought leadership and analysis to news organizations including:

  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Weekly
  • Associated Press
  • Behavioral Healthcare Executive
  • Bloomberg
  • Bustle
  • BuzzFeed
  • CBS News
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • FDA Week
  • FierceHealthcare
  • FOX Business
  • FOX News
  • Inc. Magazine
  • InsideHealthPolicy
  • HLN
  • Morning Consult
  • Newsweek
  • The Hill
  • The New Yorker
  • The New York Times
  • RealClearHealth
  • Reuters
  • Time Magazine
  • Tonic
  • Vox
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • WebMD