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David Rivera

David Rivera

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Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense and Appeals
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Labor Law and Employment
  • Blue and White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Securities Enforcement, Regulatory, and Broker-Dealer Matters


David Rivera, counsel to the firm, is a litigator with experience in a wide variety of civil matters, who works on commercial disputes, ERISA collection cases and a number of ongoing integrity monitorships. Mr. Rivera worked as a Director for Citigroup Inc. in Global Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance and served as Head of Global AML Policy. He also was Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated, where he handled regulatory investigations and inquiries, defended customer and employment arbitrations in-house, conducted broker-training seminars as part of a Compliance Awareness Program and helped coordinate the defense of several hundred limited partnership arbitrations. Mr. Rivera began his career as a litigation associate at Kelley Drye & Warren, working on complex antitrust and securities cases. He also interned in Governor Mario Cuomo's Executive Chamber. 


  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. – 1988
    • Editor on the Human Rights Law Journal
  • Queens College of the City University of New York, Flushing, New York
    • B.A. – Political Science – 1985
    • Honors: Graduated, magna cum laude, Class Baccalaureate Speaker, Phi Beta Kappa, Dean’s List, Moot Court Champion

Bar Admission

  • New York, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

Published Works

  • Published author of “Across the Event Horizon” (NewCon Press 2013)

Past Positions

  • Citigroup Inc., Global Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance, 2012-2015
    • Director, Head of Global AML Policy, 2015
    • Senior Vice President, Global AML Policy, , 2012-2015
  • Doar Rieck Kaley & Mack, Of Counsel, 2000-2012
  • Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated, Consultant, 1999
  • Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, 1992 to 1997
  • Kelley Drye & Warren, New York, Litigation Associate, 1988 to 1992
  • Bachner, Tally, Polevoy, Misher & Brinberg, New York, Summer Associate, 1987 to 1987
  • J.C. Penny, Inc., New York, Summer Associate, Legal Department, 1986 to 1986
  • Governor Mario Cuomo’s Executive Chamber, New York, Intern, 1986


  • Spanish

Current Employment Position

  • Of Counsel