Mr. Rivas currently serves on Weil teams representing Sanofi-Aventis U.S., LLC in Kansas federal court asserting claims against Mylan Inc. and Mylan Specialty, L.P. for violations of Section 2 of the Sherman Act; Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. in a putative class action involving claims under Section 1 of the Sherman Act and various state antitrust and unfair competition laws; and Rent the Runway, Inc. against a start-up competitor for alleged violations of the California Cartwright Act, unfair competition law, and California tortious interference law. He also played a key role on the Weil team that successfully obtained the early dismissal of Showtime Networks from a series of putative class actions in courts around the country arising out of the August 2017 high-profile boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor.
Mr. Rivas is also involved in the Firm’s pro bono program, representing a social security applicant in New York federal court and regularly working on intake matters with the Innocence Project. He is an active member of the Latinos@Weil diversity initiative.
Mr. Rivas graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a B.A. in Sociology and earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as an executive editor on the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. In 2020, Mr. Rivas served as law clerk to the Honorable Michael M. Anello of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.