Diane Lifton is a Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLC with more than twenty years' experience with the business of drug and medical device development, regulation, insurance, sales and marketing, medical standards of care, the structure and ethics of clinical research, and the science and medicine of disease diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Substantive knowledge of and experience with basic contract drafting, negotiation and interpretation, commercial disputes, tort and product liability claims, FDA regulations, medical and scientific expert development, all aspects of single and multi-case litigations, bench and jury trials. Pro bono representation, and supervision of representation, in child custody, disability benefits, Section 1983, criminal defense, housing, consumer debt class action and other matters and Hurricane Sandy counseling. At Hughes Hubbard, Diane is Partner and Co-Chair of the HHR Product Liability Group where she provides leadership and collaborates with her committee Co-Chair and HHR's Managing Partner on the direction and growth of the Group's approximately 100 attorneys, para-professionals, and medical analysts, co-Chair of the Hiring Committee and Faculty, The Hughes Institute, where she recruit, supervises and trains new attorneys, and on the HHR Women's Roundtable and Diversity Committee, which plans and presents quarterly professional development programming for HHR's women attorneys, and mentoring. Diane has provided approximately 15 years of continuing service on the Goddard Riverside Community Center Holiday Dinners Committee. Diane is the Successor Trustee on the Jerome & Delores Z. Gewirtz Charitable Trust.