Maya E. Rivera

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New York
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Maya Rivera represents clients across a wide range of industries in federal and state courts. She has experience in a wide variety of litigation and discovery processes, including drafting complaints, answers, motions, mediation documents, procedural memoranda and client correspondences; overseeing and performing document review and furnishing discovery requests; and researching substantive legal issues. 

Maya draws on the experience of two clerkships with the New York State Supreme Court in her growing commercial litigation practice, providing clients with valuable insight on the inner workings of the court and enabling her to develop creative strategies to achieve their specific objectives.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section: State Court Counsel Committee Co-Chair
  • Esports Bar Association
    • Managing Editor, EBA Journal, Vol. 2021
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

Pro Bono

  • Prepared documents for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and moved cases forward for two individuals with special immigration juvenile status seeking green cards.
  • Researched and edited amicus brief in support of a transgender student banned from participating in school sports in a matter before a federal circuit court.

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Melissa A. Crane, New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division: Assistant Law Clerk (2021 to 2022)
  • The Honorable O. Peter Sherwood, New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division: Commercial Division Law Clerk (2019 to 2021)
  • Samuelson-Glushko Intellectual Property and Information Law Clinic: Legal Intern (2019)
  • The Author's Guild: Legal Extern (2017)


  • New York


  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2019; Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, Managing Editor, Volume XXIX; Fordham Moot Court Board, I. Maurice Wormser Competition Finalist (2017)
  • B.A., Political Science, Hofstra University, 2014


In The Blogs

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Blockchain Monitor
Crypto and NFT Firms Make Announcements; Treasury Interprets Crypto Reports; Crypto Enforcement Actions by CFTC, SEC, IRS, DOJ and States
By Keith R. Murphy, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Maya E. Rivera, Joanna F. Wasick
September 30, 2022
In this issue: Exchange Reaches Agreement to Sell Assets; New Crypto Products Launch Reports Provide New Data on Cryptocurrency Adoption and Exchange Activity Auction House Launches NFT Market; Startup Launches NFT Cloud Database US...
Blockchain Monitor
Crypto Platforms Achieve Foreign Approvals; DOJ Seizes Crypto Ransomware Funds; CFTC Adds Crypto Firms to RED List; Crypto Fraud and Threats Continue
By Lauren Bass, Keith R. Murphy, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Maya E. Rivera
July 22, 2022
In this issue: • Foreign Regulators Approve Crypto Platforms; Ethereum Approaching PoS• DOJ Seizes $500K in Ransomware Crypto; CFTC Adds Crypto Firms to RED List• Fraud, Mixers, Ransomware and the Darkweb: Cryptocurrency Threats Continue...