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Corena G. Larimer

San Francisco, CA | D 415.617.2110 | F 415.617.2409

Corena Larimer represents businesses in complex civil litigation in California and throughout the United States.

Corena briefs legal issues in trial and appellate courts across the country, specializing in complicated legal and regulatory matters in medical device and pharmaceutical products litigation. She 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 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.

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 at 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.

education & admissions


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2010); Order of the Coif; Order of the Barristers; Case Western Reserve Law Review, Contributing Editor; National Moot Court Team; Jonathan Ault Mock Trial Team
  • Oberlin College (B.A. in Biology, 2003)

state admissions

  • California, 2011
  • Ohio, 2010

federal admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
publications & events

Speaking Engagements

  • "Significant Developments in Personal Jurisdiction: Bauman and Subsequent Developments," DRI Drug and Medical Device Seminar, Chicago, Illinois
    (May 2016)
  • "Trends and Hot Topics in Mass Tort Motion Practice," Mass Torts Judicial Forum, New York, New York (April 2015)


in the community

Civic & Professional Involvement

  • Defense Research Institute
    • Young Lawyers Liaison to the Drug and Medical Device Committee