Eric Rothman represents a variety of domestic and foreign companies in a broad range of matters, with a particular focus on life sciences transactions. Mr. Rothman has represented many of the world’s most sophisticated life sciences companies, 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.


  • 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.


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

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