Overview

Maria Rivera has been Of Counsel in the litigation department since 2010 and was previously a partner in the litigation department since 2001. Maria's practice has primarily focused on large, complex litigation, including complex securities matters, products liability matters, pharmaceutical pricing cases, medical and property toxic tort cases, insurance coverage cases, breach of contract cases and bankruptcy adversary proceedings involving preference and fraudulent transfer claims. Her responsibilities have included overall case management, development and strategy from inception through trial.

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1995Illinois
  • 1997Arizona

Courts

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.with Honors1995

    Member, University of Chicago Law Review

    President’s Award for Community Service

  • Northwestern UniversityB.A., Economicswith Distinction1991

    Department Honors/Senior Thesis

    Phi Beta Kappa