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David Rivera

Of Counsel

David Rivera handles all aspects of complex commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense from initial consultation through settlement or verdict and appeal.  Between 2012 and 2015, Mr. Rivera served as Senior Vice President and then Director and Head of Global Anti-Money Laundering Policy at Citibank, overseeing the development of global and cross-jurisdictional policy documents.  Between 2000 and 2012, he worked at Doar, Rieck Kaley & Mack representing and counseling clients in a wide range of civil, criminal and regulatory matters in federal and state court, FINRA arbitrations and before administrative tribunals.  He had previously worked as 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. From 1988 to 1992, Mr. Rivera was a litigation associate at Kelley, Drye & Warren working on complex antitrust and securities cases.  In 1986, Mr. Rivera interned in Governor Mario Cuomo’s Executive Chamber. He is a graduate of Columbia University, School of Law.


J.D., Columbia University, School of Law
B.A., Queens College Of The City University Of New York, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York State Bar
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

Past Employment Positions

Citigroup Inc., Global Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance, 2012-2015
Director, Head of Global AML Policy, 2015-2015
Senior Vice President, 2012-2015
Doar Rieck Kaley & Mack, Of Counsel, 2000-2012
Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, 1992-1997
Kelley Drye & Warren, Litigation Associate, 1988-1992
J.C. Penny, Inc., Legal Dept., Summer Associate, 1986
Governor Mario Cuomo’s Executive Chamber, Spring 1986