Rebecca Ocariz focuses her practice on product liability and commercial litigation. She has extensive experience defending pharmaceutical manufacturers. Rebecca was part of the national team that handled the Bausch & Lomb Renu® contact lens solution litigation. Presently, she is serving as jurisdictional counsel for Pfizer in the Hormone Replacement Therapy litigation and is counsel for Bayer in Yaz/Yasmin litigation. Additionally, she is work-up counsel in litigation involving Accutane® and also represents Stryker in the Rejuvenate® litigation. Before joining the firm, Rebecca served as senior litigation counsel for a generic pharmaceutical company where she oversaw national and international litigation.
Rebecca has also handled numerous product liability actions involving various non-pharmaceutical products. In addition to product cases, she has considerable experience in class actions and complex litigation involving professional negligence, federal securities laws, breach of contract, business torts, construction and liens, and deceptive trade practices.
Moderator, "Everybody Talks: Managing Trade Secrets to Build and Protect Your Business", South Florida Association of Corporate Counsel 7th Annual CLE Conference, Hollywood, Florida, September 30, 2016.
Panelist, "Seeing the Unseen: Shining a Light on Subtle Forms of Exclusion That Hold Us Back", Dade County Bar Association’s Professionalism Seminar and Luncheon, Miami, Florida, September 9, 2016.
Moderator, "Got Civility?," Ethics CLE (Dade County Bar Association; Dade County Defense Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association; Miami-Dade FAWL; Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association; Hispanic National Bar Association; Coral Gables Bar Association; Cuban American Bar Association; and American Board of Trial Advocates), March 15, 2016.
Panelist, "The Path to Success: A Conversation for Young Lawyers," Dade County Bar Association's Annual Bench and Bar Conference, February 26, 2016.
Speaker, "The Learned Intermediary Doctrine and Pharmacists’ Duty to Warn," American Society for Pharmacy Law – Developments in Pharmacy Law Seminar XXVI, Miami, Florida, November 13, 2015.
Faculty Member, "Deposition Skills for Women Lawyers," Miami-Dade FAWL, Miami, Florida, February 4-February 6, 2015.