Curtis R. Harrington

Curtis R. Harrington II is a founding partner of Farmer Purcell White & Lassiter, PLLC; his practices focuses on working with individuals and small businesses in the areas of litigation, alternative dispute resolution, alcoholic beverage law and licensing, contract negotiation, business formation, personal injury and toxic tort actions, debt restructuring, and both routine and complex entertainment-related matters, such as copyright registration, infringement, copyright recapturing, trademark, licensing, negotiation of recording agreements, media appearance agreements, management agreements, and publishing deals.

Mr. Harrington divides his practice between litigation and matters which never see the inside of a courtroom. Since his admission to the bar, he has represented alcoholic beverage manufacturers, wholesalers, importers and distributors, construction companies, local banks, homeowners and landowners, bankruptcy creditors and debtors, software development companies, and entertainment artists, songwriters, managers, and other rights holders.

Mr. Harrington prides himself in his ability to take a calculated, cost-based approach to every matter, large or small. Whether opening or winding-up a business, protecting assets against future unknowns, or obtaining maximum recovery for an individual or business involved in a dispute, he keeps the client’s objectives and resources in mind while leveraging the firm’s resources for the client’s advantage.

Food and Drug Law Practice:

Our attorneys routinely represent businesses, trade groups, and individuals before regulatory boards and other administrative bodies. We also advise clients regarding compliance matters in a wide range of practice areas, including alcoholic beverage licensing, crowdfunding, marketing and advertising, charitable giving, and games of chance.

Our attorneys assist clients in all components of the alcohol industry, including licensing at the federal, state and local level, tax compliance, agreements that relate to distribution, storage, manufacturing, franchise registration and protection, trade practices and compliance, branding, enforcement related issues, and business structuring and formation.

Pharmacists and pharmacies face unprecedented challenges and scrutiny in today’s highly regulated environment. Compounding pharmacies have been the subject of much public discussion and significant legislative and regulatory activity in recent years. Multiple agencies at the federal and state level, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and state boards of pharmacy have all adopted new regulations and enforcement policies, sometimes conflicting, affecting the practice of pharmacy.

We can help pharmacists navigate these uncharted waters and deal with the multiple challenges that confront the profession. From professional licensure to sterile compounding, from dispensing controlled substances to understanding the language and interpretation of the federal Drug Quality and Security Act and USP 797, we provide advice to pharmacists and pharmacies to manage their practices in compliance with these new requirements. When pharmacies are subject to recalls, licensure proceedings, or other regulatory action or litigation, we stand ready to provide the full range of legal services and advice necessary to meet the challenge.

Eli Mazur

In 2018, Eli was recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in Corporate and M&A in Vietnam by Asia Law based on one of the largest surveys of legal professionals across the Asia-Pacific. Eli was also honored as Vietnam’s “Top Pharmaceutical Adviser” by both Advisory Excellence and LinkedIn. His combined expertise in M&A and Pharmaceutical / Health law makes him an excellent choice for M&A deals, compliance advice, and FCPA investigations in Vietnam’s complex Healthcare & Pharmaceutical sectors.

Eli is a qualified attorney and a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Vietnam, and for nearly 17 years, Eli has been a trusted legal adviser for multinational companies and private equity funds operating and investing in Vietnam, with particular expertise in health and pharmaceuticals, FCPA issues. Eli is the founder and leader of YKVN’s Healthcare and pharmaceutical Practice Group, and his clients base includes Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Ferring, Daiichi Sankyo and several other pharma group. Indeed, the practice group represents approximately 70% of the domestic pharmaceutical industry by revenue.

Eli graduated from Duke Law School, served on the Executive Board of the Duke Law Journal, and also served as a Judicial Law Clerk on both the U.S. District Court in Charlotte, North Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia.

Fluent in Vietnamese, Eli is highly regarded by clients and peers as a practical, commercial lawyer serving clients with his deal execution abilities, well-conceived strategies. But also, for his discretion as a problem-solver, as a crisis mitigation expert, and for his ability to assist clients develop and maintain successful long-term commercial partnerships in Vietnam.

Specialties: Health, Pharmaceuticals, Corporate, M&A, Project Finance, FCPA, and International Family Law

Ernesto Algaba Reyes

With more than 20 years of experience in the Life Sciences industry under his belt, Ernesto Algaba leads the Life Sciences practice for Hogan Lovells in Mexico.

He focuses on health law and regulatory compliance matters for the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries. He also has broad experience in the cosmetics, food, alcohol and tobacco, and consumer products industries. His wealth of knowledge covers matters relating to Mexican Official Standards (NOMs), Consumer Protection Law, overland transport, foreign trade, and contracts.

Ernesto tackles clients’ pressing problems by handling their needs to meet expectations. He advises clients on planning and development of innovative projects and on strategic business decisions with respect to the launching of new products, restructuring of activities and businesses, approval and marketing authorization pathways and standards for regulated and nonregulated products, labeling and advertising issues, product liability, and highly specialized regulatory compliance matters. The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association included Ernesto on its 2015 list of recommended lawyers for administrative law.

 

Hogan Lovells:

Change is happening faster than ever, and legal challenges come from all directions. To stay ahead, organizations need to anticipate what’s next. Hogan Lovells understands this and works together with its clients to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around the world. With 2,500 lawyers on six continents, Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions, and governments. The firm provides practical legal solutions that help clients identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities. Whether a client is expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, Hogan Lovells can help. The firm’s lawyers are straight talking. They understand and solve the problem before it becomes one. And they deliver clear and practical advice that gets the job done.

A fast-changing and interconnected world requires fresh thinking combined with proven experience. That’s what Hogan Lovells provides. Progress starts with ideas. And while imagination helps at every level, the firm’s legal solutions are aligned with each client’s business strategy. The firm’s experience in cross-border and emerging economies gives it the market perspective to be the global partner of choice for its clients. The team at Hogan Lovells brings a diverse variety of backgrounds and experience which delivers a broader perspective. This ultimately makes for more rounded thinking and better answers for clients. Giving back to communities and society is fundamental to good business. And, it’s part of the firm’s core. Everyone at Hogan Lovells is asked to volunteer at least 25 hours a year as part of their normal work duties.