Food & Drug Law, Past, Present, & Future image

January 17, 2013
Lectures and Panels
Wasserstein 2019, Milstein West AB, Harvard Law School

Peter Barton Hutt has worked at the Washington, DC law firm of Covington & Burling, specializing in Food and Drug Law, for more than five decades. He has represented clients in administrative, legislative, executive, and judicial settings. He began his law practice with the firm in 1960 and is now Senior Counsel; between 1971 to 1975, he was Chief Counsel for the Food and Drug Administration. The Best Lawyers in America selected Mr. Hutt as the 2013 FDA Lawyer of the Year for Washington, DC. Since 1994, Mr. Hutt has taught Food and Drug Law during Winter Term at Harvard Law School, covering all aspects of government regulation of food and drugs from ancient times to present.

Introductions and Welcome 

Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law

Tributes to Professor Hutt

  • I. Glenn Cohen, Assistant Professor, Harvard Law School; Faculty Co-Director, Petrie-Flom Center

  • Theodore Ruger, Professor of Law, Penn Law School

  • Lewis Grossman, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law


Peter Barton Hutt

Questions and Discussion 

Moderated by Dean Minow

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Law School Dean's Office

Watch the lecture here


fda   health law policy   i. glenn cohen   pharmaceuticals   regulation