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Rebecca A. Ocariz

Rebecca Ocariz focuses her practice on products liability litigation with an emphasis on defending pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. She has experience litigating complex matters in state and federal courts, including multidistrict litigation. Rebecca possesses valuable in-house experience from serving as senior counsel for an international pharmaceuticals corporation which gives her a unique perspective that benefits her clients.

Rebecca also has broad experience in commercial litigation, including complex matters related to business torts, deceptive trade practices, professional negligence, and construction.

Concentrations

  • Products liability litigation
  • Multi-district litigation

Kompetencje

Doświadczenie

  • Represented a hernia mesh medical device manufacturer in an MDL centralized in the District of New Hampshire, in coordinated proceedings in New Hampshire state court and in various state and federal courts nationwide against claims of strict product liability, negligence, breach of warranty, and other causes of action.°
  • Represented a pelvic mesh medical device manufacturer in an MDL centralized in the Southern District of West Virginia against claims of strict product liability, negligence, breach of warranty, and other causes of action.°
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company concerning a prescription acne medication in a large multicounty litigation in New Jersey against claims of strict product liability, negligence, breach of warranty, and other causes of action.°
  • Represented a knee and hip medical device manufacturer in a various products actions defending against claims of strict product liability, negligence, breach of warranty, and other causes of action.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Ocariz prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

  • Senior Counsel, Ivax Corporation, 2003-2006
  • Judicial Intern, Judge Ursula Ungaro, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1997

Sukcesy i wyróżnienia

  • Listed, South Florida Business Journal, “Power Leaders in Law,” 2017
  • Listed, Florida Trend, “Legal Elite” 2016, 2017
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2014
  • Recipient, University of Miami School of Law, “Law Alumni Leadership Award,” 2016
  • Recipient, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, “Leader in the Law Award,” 2015
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Miami-Dade Chapter, President’s Award, 2012, 2015
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Florida Bar
    • Committee Appointment – Annual Convention Committee, 2017-2018
    • Committee Appointment – Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, 2015-2018
  • Member, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Miami-Dade Chapter, 2008-Present
    • President, 2016-2017
    • President-Elect, 2015-2016
    • Secretary, 2014-2015
    • Treasurer, 2013-2014
    • Director, 2011-2013
  • Treasurer, MDFAWL Foundation, 2019-Present
  • Graduate, Florida Bar Leadership Academy, Class II, 2015

Kwalifikacje

Wykształcenie
  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Miami School of Law
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.S., University of Miami
Posiadane uprawnienia
  • Florida