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Peter Hutt, JD

Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling, LLP

Mr. Hutt is a senior counsel in the Washington, DC law firm of Covington & Burling, where he specializes in food and drug law. Mr. Hutt served as chief counsel for the Food and Drug Administration between 1971-1975. He is the co-author of the casebook used to teach food and drug law throughout the country, and teaches a course on the subject at Harvard Law School.

Mr. Hutt has been a member of the Institute of Medicine since it was founded in 1971. He serves on government, academic, and venture capital advisory boards, and on the boards of numerous startup biotechnology companies. Washingtonian Magazine named him one of Washington’s 50 best lawyers (out of more than 40,000), and one of Washington’s 100 most influential people. The National Law Journal honored him as one of the 40 best healthcare lawyers in the United States, while the European Counsel named him the best FDA regulatory specialist in Washington.