Michael A. Rivera

Associate

New York
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Overview

Michael Rivera draws on the experience of two clerkships with the New York State Supreme Court in his growing commercial litigation practice. In addition to managing complex fact patterns, discovery conflicts and procedural stances, Michael's background can provide clients with valuable insight on the inner workings of the court.

Highly organized with a strong work ethic, Michael works with clients to develop creative strategies for their specific challenges.

Recognitions and Memberships

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

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)

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • 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

Blog

In The Blogs

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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., Michael A. 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...
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