Mr Charles W. Cohen > Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

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 action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices

As well as regularly handling high-profile product liability disputes in venues throughout the US, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is ‘particularly well-equipped in co-ordinating cross-border litigation’, including for major multinational life sciences clients. In this context, the firm has ‘familiarity and expertise in pharma subject matter, including science experts, regulatory rules and practices in multiple countries’. ‘Always responsive, productive and constructive’, Charles W. Cohen  is pivotal to the firm’s success at handling complex multi-jurisdictional pharmaceutical product liability and is ‘extremely capable at handling disclosure matters’. James C. Fitzpatrick has ‘cutting-edge abilities on the scientific aspects’, ensuring that he is particularly well-suited to developing effective evidence and themes through his work with medical and scientific experts, both in domestic and international litigation. A ‘standout litigator’, Robb Patryk  co-heads the team with Fitzpatrick and as part of his broad product liability practice he regularly handles pharmaceutical-related disputes, where he is noted for his ‘ability to explain complex matters in understandable fashion with a view to strategy’. All lawyers mentioned are in New York.