Corena G. Larimer represents businesses in complex civil litigation, both in California and in courts across the United States. With a focus on the legal and regulatory issues surrounding medical devices and pharmaceutical products, Corena briefs innovative legal arguments in trial and appellate courts across the country and has secured numerous dismissals on the basis of federal preemption. She serves on national and regulatory counsel teams for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, including at trial and in national and statewide coordinated pretrial proceedings. She has also represented national and state nonprofit medical associations in California’s appellate courts, as part of a team successfully arguing for the constitutionality of tort reform measures.
Corena earned her law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where she was a contributing editor for the Case Western Reserve Law Review and a member of the National Moot Court Team and the Jonathan Ault Mock Trial Team. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Oberlin College.
Before joining Tucker Ellis, Corena was a judicial extern for the Honorable Kathleen M. O’Malley, on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (now Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit). Before law school, Corena worked as a housing counselor and community involvement coordinator at the Home Repair Resource Center, a non-profit housing organization in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. She now lives in San Francisco with her husband, a physician and researcher, and their energetic young sons.
“Something for Everyone: Mensing and Design Defect Preemption,” Drug and Device Law Blog (June 10, 2012)
"Design Defects and Generic Drugs: The Supreme Court Steps In," DRI's RX for the Defense (January 2013)
"A Sliver of Impossibility, Perhaps?" Drug and Device Law Blog (Oct. 26, 2012)
“Equal Protection from Execution: Expanding Atkins to Include Mentally Impaired Offenders,” 60 Case Western Reserve Law Review 925 (2010)
Defense Research Institute
American Bar Association