Eric Rothman's practice focuses on a wide variety of life sciences transactions, for both foreign and domestic clients, representing many of the world's most sophisticated life sciences companies. Eric's client's range from early-stage biotechs to major international pharmaceutical companies, including businesses involved with drug development and manufacturing, biologics, biosimilars and other biotech products, generics and 505(b)(2) products, vaccines and diagnostics, and medical devices. Major clients include Novartis, Sandoz, Alcon, Pfizer, Celgene, Purdue Pharma, and Mundipharma.

Mr. Rothman has experience structuring and negotiating transactions for both branded and generic products, including research collaborations and license agreements, university licenses and sponsored research agreements, option agreements, pre-clinical research agreements, material transfer agreements, licenses and co-development collaborations, clinical research agreements, contract research organization (CRO) agreements, co-promotion/co-development alliances, marketing and distribution agreements, product acquisitions and divestitures, manufacturing and supply agreements, transition service agreements, pharmacovigilance agreements, contract sales organization (CSO) agreements, and various other corporate partnering structures.

Mr. Rothman also counsels clients on contentious transactional matters, including complex settlements of commercial and intellectual property disputes involving life sciences technology.

Experience

  • Pfizer in an extension to the Asia-Pacific region of their exclusive license to commercialize Basilea Pharmaceutica's CRESEMBA® (isavuconazole).
  • Sandoz in a global settlement of its patent disputes with AbbVie in respect of a biosimilar version of Humira.
  • Purdue Pharma on its exclusive option to acquire SpineThera, Inc., including lead asset SX600, a novel dexamethasone containing microsphere in development for epidural administration for lower back pain.
  • Novartis on its sale to Mylan of Novartis’ cystic fibrosis products, which includes the TOBI Podhaler and TOBI solution.
  • Global pharmaceutical company in connection with a US co-promotion arrangement with a pharmaceutical company having expertise in neurological conditions.
  • Pfizer in an exclusive license to commercialize Basilea Pharmaceutica's CRESEMBA® (isavuconazole), an anti-fungal treatment for invasive aspergillosis and mucormycosis, in Europe (ex-Nordics).
  • Global pharmaceutical company in connection with a US co-promotion arrangement with a pharmaceutical company having expertise in respiratory health.
  • Pfizer in connection with the licensing and collaboration aspects of a Series A financing in NextCure, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new immuno-oncology products in collaboration with Yale University.
  • Early-stage medical device biotechnology company in connection with the structuring and negotiating of a university license to device-related intellectual property.
  • Global generic pharmaceutical company in connection with a collaboration and license agreement with a generic pharmaceutical company in respect of a 505(b)(2) cardiovascular health product.
  • Alcon in the formation of a strategic alliance with US-based PowerVision to develop fluid-based accommodating intraocular lenses (AIOL) for cataract patients.
  • Purdue Pharma and Mundipharma International Corporation in connection with the acquisition from VM Pharma LLC of VM-902A, a first-in-class, allosteric selective tropomyosin receptor kinase A (TrkA) inhibitor, for the treatment of pain.
  • Mundipharma Laboratories GmbH and Purdue Pharma in connection with their entry into a global multi program discovery and development collaboration with Laboratorios Esteve, S.A. for various next generation products for pain management.

Perspectives

Life Science Transactions: Getting to a Successful Deal
Arnold & Porter Seminar, Cambridge, MA
Life Sciences Transactions Boot Camp
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, Morristown, NJ

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Fordham University School of Law, 2007
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 2004, summa cum laude
Admissions
  • New York
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