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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10004-1482
United States

Work Department

Litigation, Product Liability & Toxic Torts, eDiscovery.


Partner; Co-Chair eDiscovery Practice Group. Practice focuses on: (1) complex, multi-jurisdictional domestic and international litigation, and (2) counseling clients regarding electronic discovery and information management.


Partner since 2005; Co-Chair of the firm’s Technology Committee; Co-Chair eDiscovery Practice Group.




Chair, New Jersey Defense Association Products Liability Committee; Member, Defense Research Institute E-Discovery Committee; Member, International Bar Association, Litigation Committee.


Brooklyn College, B.A., 1992, magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1995 cum laude.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > 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 ‘indefatigableCharles 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.