Corena G. Larimer
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.
Civic & Professional Involvement
- Defense Research Institute
- Young Lawyers Liaison to the Drug and Medical Device Committee
- "Significant Developments in Personal Jurisdiction: Bauman and Subsequent Developments," DRI Drug and Medical Device Seminar, Chicago, Illinois
- "Trends and Hot Topics in Mass Tort Motion Practice," Mass Torts Judicial Forum, New York, New York (April 2015)
- "Disagreeing with FDA Approval Decisions: Practical Consequences of the First Circuit’s Celexa Decision," DRI’s RX for the Defense (June 2015)
- "Between a Regulatory Rock and a Hard Place: Does Preemption Provide an Escape?", DRI's In-House Defense Quarterly (Fall 2014)
- "Developing a Regulatory Story That Counts," IADC Drug, Device and Biotechnology Newsletter (May 2014)
- "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)
- “Something for Everyone: Mensing and Design Defect Preemption,” Drug and Device Law Blog (June 10, 2012)
- “Equal Protection from Execution: Expanding Atkins to Include Mentally Impaired Offenders,” 60 Case Western Reserve Law Review 925 (2010)
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