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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

ONE BATTERY PARK PLAZA, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10004-1482, USA
Tel:
Work +212 837 6000
Fax:
Fax +212 422 4726
Email:
Web:
www.hugheshubbard.com

James C. Fitzpatrick

Tel:
Work +1 (212) 837-6582
Email:
Web:
www.hugheshubbard.com/attorneys/james-fitzpatrick
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Work Department

Complex Litigation, including Product Liability, Copyright, Music Licensing and General Commercial Litigation.

Position

General litigation and trial practice, with extensive experience in pharmaceutical products litigation and music licensing litigation. Counseling of pharmaceutical clients has included work in connection with Congressional and other governmental inquiries, media, and international litigation.

Career

Clerkship for Hon. Hayden W Head, U.S. District Judge S.D. Tex (1996-1997) Associate at Hughes Hubbard and Reed LLP (1997-2004) Partner at Hughes Hubbard and Reed LLP since 2005.

Languages

English.

Education

Harvard College, AB (1993) New York University School of Law, JD (1996).


United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class actions: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class actions: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP has ‘a unique level of expertise in product liability litigation around the world’, and regularly assists prominent pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing companies with product liability and mass tort litigation as well as class actions. James Fitzpatrick, Robb Patryk and Diane Lifton jointly head the practice, which also includes Ted Mayer, William Beausoleil and the ‘indefatigable’ Charles Cohen. Recent highlights include representing the Belgian pharmaceutical manufacturer UCB in opioid-related litigation alleging that manufacturers and distributors contributed to the current epidemic of overuse of opioid medications. Further, the team is defending the New York Blood Center against wrongful death and personal injury claims relating to blood transfusions. Fara Tabatabai was made partner in January 2019. All named partners are based in New York.

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