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

Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution; Litigation; Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare; Product Liability & Toxic Torts.


Products liability defense and counseling; complex litigation of all kinds.


Managing Partner of Hughes Hubbard & Reed. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and its Compensation Committee. He formerly chaired the firm’s Litigation Department. He continues to practice full time.


English French.


Member of the Boards of the Legal Aid Society of New York, New Media Repertory Company (Chair, 1996-2006), and the Institute for Global Leadership, Tufts University; Chair, Committee on Product Liability, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2002-2005; Member, Committee on the Judiciary, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2006-2009.


Harvard Law School, J.D., 1977 Yale College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1974.

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.