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State Fund is California's largest provider of workers' compensation insurance and a vital asset to California businesses. State Fund supports California's entrepreneurial spirit and plays a stabilizing role in the economy by providing fairly priced workers' compensation insurance making California workplaces safe, and restoring injured workers.

Margie Lariviere, General Counsel

Margie Lariviere has been named State Fund’s General Counsel (GC), effective July 1, 2015. She comes to State Fund with 20 years of experience as a trial attorney, advisor, regulatory counsel, executive, and law professor.

Most recently, she has been a Partner for Gordon & Rees, LLP, where she served as a lead trial attorney in life, health, and disability litigation matters for insurance clients. She is an advocate of increasing employee engagement and chaired their Professional Development Committee and mentoring program.

Lariviere began her career at Kelly, Herlihy & Klein, LLP in San Francisco where she rose from associate to partner. She also served as executive for the AAA Insurance Exchange, where she developed strategies, oversaw budgets, conducted risk assessments, and improved efficiency. 

She has also been an adjunct professor of insurance law at Hastings College of Law for more than a decade. She serves as a committee member for the State Bar’s Committee on Group Insurance Programs.

Lariviere received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings, College of Law.


As General Counsel, Lariviere will serve as a member of the Executive Committee, have responsibility for Corporate Legal, and provide legal advice to our Board of Directors.

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