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Mary Nold Larimore focuses her practice on the defense of product liability claims involving pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and chemical companies; toxic tort litigation; and high stakes commercial litigation. She has served as national, regional, local and expert witness counsel in national product liability litigation and regularly addresses scientific, epidemiologic and complex medical issues in multi-jurisdictional litigation.

Passionate about the law, medicine, science and engineering, Mary is appreciated for her pragmatism and personal commitment to defending clients whose mission is to advance public health in the U.S. and around the world. A clear and concise communicator who gives her clients the information they need to make practical business decisions surrounding often complicated disputes, Mary focuses on resource conservation and solutions that make sense for her clients, the bottom line and their brands and reputations. Mary is valued by the legal community for her unwavering professionalism and respectful approach to advocacy, as well as for her meticulous case preparation, attention to detail and fact-based, concise and persuasive written and oral arguments in and out of court. Mary is a leader in promoting diversity in the legal profession and has used her talents in high profile pro bono litigation before the Court of Appeals and Indiana Supreme Court.

Mary was the first woman from the state of Indiana to be inducted as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and has served as chair of the Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, with two five-year terms on the Committee by appointment of the Chief Justice. She was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness for the State Board of Law Examiners. Mary testified before the Federal Rules Advisory Committee on the proposed changes to the federal rules relating to discovery in 2014, and as a member of the Lawyers for Civil Justice, she continues to work on improving federal rules of procedure and evidence. She is a fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers (appointed to the Complex Litigation Committee in 2015), a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and a member of Defense Research Institute, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, International Association of Defense Counsel, Lawyers for Civil Justice and United States Supreme Court Historical Society and a past member of Defense Research Institute Drug and Device Steering Committee and National Center for State Courts.

Recognized by Best Lawyers® and Indiana Super Lawyers and selected as one of the Top 25 Female Attorneys in the state of Indiana, Mary received the highest honor from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law when she was inducted to the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows. Mary was a member of the faculty of the 1997 IADC Trial Academy and has been on the faculty of a National Institute for Trial Advocacy seminar. Mary was featured in the Indiana Lawyer's Leaders in Litigation in 2015. In addition, Mary serves on the Board of Directors for the Indianapolis Ballet Conservatory and on the Board of Visitors for the Indiana University Maurer School of Law at Bloomington. She is a member of the Indiana and Indianapolis Bar Associations. Notably, she was honored to participate as a member of the 1998-1999 class of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Services Series, a state leadership series for women.

Mary has been active in publishing and speaking on issues concerning product liability, legal issues affecting the liability of pharmaceutical and drug and device manufacturers, privacy, electronic discovery, medical malpractice and the Federal Rules of Evidence. She is co-chair of the Firm’s Drug and Device Group and served as a director in the Firm’s Litigation Section, the first woman at Ice Miller to serve in that role. She regularly writes and speaks on the implication of Daubert on expert testimony. She speaks frequently on issues pertaining to discovery, including a presentation on "Proportionality in Electronic Discovery" to the Indiana Judicial College in 2010 and a presentation on "Civil Discovery: Privacy Protection v. Full Disclosure" at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association.

Mary received her Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, from Indiana University. She holds a juris doctor from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, where she graduated cum laude in 1980. While in law school, she was note editor of the Indiana Law Journal.

Mary joined Ice Miller in 1980. She is admitted to practice in the state of Indiana.
Reported and Representative Cases
  • Am. Consulting, Inc. v. Hannum Wagle & Cline Eng'g, Inc., 104 N.E.3d 573 (Ind. Ct. App. 2018)
  • Leach v. Bayer Corp., No. 1:18-CV-1185-WTL-MJD, 2018 WL 3454705 (S.D. Ind. July 18, 2018)
  • Roper v. Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc., 2017 WL 1367194 (N.D.Ind. March 31, 2017)
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Speaking Engagements
  • "Has the Supreme Court Brought an End to Litigation Tourism?" Defense Counsel of Indiana Annual Conference & Meeting, Nov. 16, 2017
  • "General Reform Ideas and Pending Litigation," (moderated panel discussion), The Federalist Society and Lawyers for Civil Justice Multi-District Litigation Conference, Oct. 19, 2017
  • "Multiple Trends in Multi-District Litigation," (MDL panel), The Civil Justice Reform Group General Counsel Meeting, Oct. 18, 2017
  • "Observations from the Hoosier State," The Civil Justice Reform Group General Counsel Meeting, Oct. 19, 2016
  • "Rethinking the Rules for Multi-District Litigation," Lawyers for Civil Justice membership meeting, Dec. 2, 2016
  • "Proposed Amendment to FRCP: A Real Opportunity for Real Change," Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana, Oct. 7, 2014
  • "The Daubert Challenge, Defending Drug and Medical Device Litigation: A Primer for Young Lawyers," Defense Research Institute, Sept. 30, 2014, Sept. 12, 2012, Sept. 29, 2010, Sept. 23, 2008, Sept. 25, 2007, Oct. 18, 2005, Sept. 21, 2004 and Sept. 17, 2002
  • "What's Left after Mensing?," Defense Research Institute Drug and Medical Device Committee Webcast, Apr. 9, 2013
  • "Preemption and Liability for Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturers," Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana, Oct. 9, 2012
  • "E-Discovery: U.S. Civil Discovery Rules," Indiana Judicial College, Apr. 11, 2012
  • Panelist, "Practitioner-in-Residence," Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Feb. 24, 2012
  • Panelist, "Defense Tactics for Generic and Brand Pharmaceutical Company after Mensing and Levine," American Conference Institute Drug and Device Conference, Dec. 6, 2011
  • "Winning Before Trial: 10 Keys to Winning Deposition Skills," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, July 13, 2010
  • "Proportionality in Electronic Discovery," Indiana Judicial College, Apr. 14, 2010
  • Judge at the 35th Annual National Trial Competition Region 8, Feb. 19, 2010
  • Panelist, "Civil Discovery: Privacy Protection v. Full Disclosure," 58th Annual Meeting of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, May 18, 2009
  • Panelist, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana Annual Meeting, Ethics Conference, Nov. 20, 2009
  • "E-Discovery: Indiana Trial Rules," Indiana Judicial College, E-Discovery Program, Apr. 16, 2008
  • "U.S. Document Protection and International Data Protection: Managing Conflicting Requirements," Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana, Apr. 10, 2007
  • "Preparing to Undertake a Daubert Challenge," Federal Rules of Evidence 702 & The Daubert Principles, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Jan. 28, 2005
  • "Overview of Indiana Product Liability Law," Indiana Litigation Institute, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Oct. 5, 2004
  • "A Message from America, Restatement 3d, Impact on American Product Liability Law and Long-Arm Jurisdiction," The Law Society's Commerce and Industry Group, London, England, in association with Cameron McKenna,  March 1998
  • "Rule 11, Seminar of Discovery Tools," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation, 1998
  • "Analyzing Epidemiologic Evidence," International Association of Defense Counsel Annual Meeting, July 1997
  • "Discoverability of Document Management Systems," International Association of Defense Counsel Mid-Winter Meeting, 1997
  • "Products Liability Cases After Tort Reform," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Aug. 23, 1996
  • "Federal Preemption in Product Liability Cases," Annual Meeting of the International Association of Defense Counsel, San Francisco, Calif., July 10,1995
  • "Rule 11," Defense Research Institute, May 4, 1995
  • "Jury Selection," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Sept. 13, 1994
  • "Ethical and Practical Considerations of Dealings with Plaintiff's Experts," Seminar on Expert Witnesses, Defense Research Institute, 1987
  • "Rule 11 Sanctions Against Lawyers and Their Impact on the Conduct of Litigation," Defense Research Institute, San Francisco, Calif., Apr. 1987
  • "Rule 11 Sanctions," Joint Presentation with United State District Court Judge, Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel, Dallas, Texas 1987
  • "Coping with the Explosion in Perinatal Litigation," Joint Presentation by Richard Baum, M.D., Patent Care, Third International Conference, Sept. 12, 1986
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