Peter Barton Hutt is a Senior Counsel in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Covington & Burling LLP specializing in food and drug law. He graduated from Yale College and Harvard Law School and obtained a Master of Laws degree in Food and Drug Law from NYU Law School. Mr. Hutt served as Chief Counsel for the Food and Drug Administration during 1971- 1975. He is the co-author of the casebook used to teach Food and Drug Law throughout the country, and has published more than 175 book chapters and articles on food and drug law and health policy. Beginning in 1994 he has taught a full course on this subject each year during Winter Term at Harvard Law School and in 1998 he taught the same course during Spring Term at Stanford Law School. Mr. Hutt has been a member of the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) since it was founded in 1971. He serves on academic, philanthropic, and venture capital advisory boards, and the boards of startup biotechnology companies. He served on the Working Group on Innovation in Drug Development and Evaluation of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science Technology, the Panel on the Administrative Restructuring of the National Institutes of Health, the Working Group to Review Regulatory Activities Within the Division of AIDS of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the FDA Science Board Subcommittee to review the agency’s science needs.