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Overview

Life Sciences

Eric Roth brings to his practice many years of experience in general counsel roles at life sciences companies. Eric has extensive experience negotiating and documenting commercial transactions for life sciences companies including distribution, supply, licensing, manufacturing and strategic alliance agreements with external suppliers, original equipment manufacturers, and strategic partners. Eric also counsels medical device and pharmaceutical companies on a variety of matters, including the development and implementation of healthcare compliance policies and programs. He provides clients with training and counseling on topics such as the anti-kickback and other anti-corruption statutes, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as well as proper documentation of company interactions with healthcare providers. Eric advises company management in the areas of regulatory and corporate compliance, supply chain management, litigation strategy, general commercial matters, pricing and contracting strategies, and product liability issues. Eric also assists clients with:

  • Contracting activities relating to clinical trials
  • HCP consulting agreements
  • Commercial contracts for product purchase and sale, including GPO agreements
  • Grant arrangements
  • Internal investigations

Employment Law

Eric also counsels clients on traditional employment law issues, including discrimination and retaliation claims under both state and federal laws, enforcement of restrictive covenants such as non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and compliance with corporate progressive discipline policies. He regularly appears before the EEOC and state and local EEO agencies to advocate for clients in response to charges or complaints of discrimination and litigates such employment disputes, as well. His employment law experience also includes counseling clients with respect to:

  • Careful communication training to reduce potential legal exposure
  • Strategies for reductions in force
  • Severance and separation agreements
  • Litigation avoidance
  • Performance improvement plans

Eric is a regular contributor to the firm’s labor & employment law blog, BeLabor the Point

Representative Experience

  • Outside General Counsel to Therakos, Inc., a medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturer, 2012–2015.
  • Assistant General Counsel for Johnson & Johnson and Vice President (Law) for Cordis Corporation, a medical device manufacturer and wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, 2001–2009.
  • Special Counsel to United States Senator Bob Graham, 2000.
  • Senior Litigation Associate, international law firm, 1990–2001.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • PTV Healthcare Capital, Business Advisor, 2012 – present
  • Children’s Home Society of Florida, Board of Directors, 2003 – 2009; Chairman of the Board, 2006 – 2007
  • Hands on Miami, Inc., Board of Directors, 1998 – 2006
  • United Way of Miami-Dade County, Co-Chair, Annual Fundraising Campaign, 2005 – 2006

Recognition

  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Publications & Presentations

Publications: Headline News! HR Tips to Curb Harassment and Discrimination
BeLabor the Point Blog|November 2017

Publications: Emails – An essential tool that can make you look like a fool
BeLabor The Point Blog |July 2017

Events: Investigating Conduct Unbecoming of an Employee
Stearns Weaver Miller's 27th Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar|May 2017

Publications: Theft of Confidential Information: Pfizer’s Wiser, Are You?
BeLabor The Point Blog|March 2017

Publications: Halloween Costumes at Work Could be “Tricky”
BeLabor The Point Blog|October 2016

Publications: Non-Compete Agreements Under Attack
BeLabor the Point Blog|June 2016

Publications: Chopping Down Workplace Cherry Trees
BeLabor the Point Blog |February 2016

Publications: Beer & French Fries – The Perfect Game Day Snack or Important HR Reminders?
BeLabor the Point Blog |November 2015

Publications: Sacked by a Cell Phone: Tom Brady and the Peril of Destroying Evidence
BeLabor the Point Blog |August 2015

Publications: Who Doesn’t Like Non-Competes?
BeLabor the Point Blog |April 2015

Events: Is the Grass Greener with Your Competition? Drafting and Enforcing Covenants Not To Compete
Stearns Weaver Miller’s 24th Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar|May 2014

Events: E-Work, iPhones, u-Sued: Social Media, Privacy and Information Security
Stearns Weaver Miller’s 23rd Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar|May 2013

Publications: Florida Employment Law Manual
Florida Chamber of Commerce|January 2013

Events: Preparing for Game Day with an Unemployment Compensation Claimant
Stearns Weaver Miller’s 22nd Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar|May 2012

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