Robert A. Rivas
Robert A. Rivas is a Shareholder and practices in the area of commercial litigation including intellectual property. He is Chair of the Firm's Intellectual Property Group and Co-Chair of the Firm's International Practice Group. Mr. Rivas represents clients including foreign government agencies in domestic and international commercial and intellectual property litigation matters before Federal and State Courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings in the US and abroad.
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- Commercial Litigation
- Intellectual Property
- Represented financial institutions in disputes arising from the sale of mortgage portfolios.
- Represented spirits brand owner in trade dress/unfair competition matter involving the shape and design of a spirits bottle.
- Represented one of Mexico’s largest financial institutions in an international commercial litigation and fraud matter involving security interests in multi-million dollar international accounts receivable during related concurrently pending foreign insolvency proceedings.
- Represented famous tequila distillery and its majority shareholders in shareholder dispute involving the formation of the California subsidiary/importer and rescission of exclusive distributor/importer contracts pending sale of assets.
- Represented Mexican bank and Mexican governmental agency that took over insolvent Mexican bank in arbitration proceedings at AAA ICDR involving allegations that financial institution trustees failed to transfer beneficiary interest in Cabo San Lucas Country Club.
- Represented one of the largest global environmental and disaster remedial services companies in action arising from services provided to Cancun Hilton after Hurricane Wilma.
- Represented global consumer electronics conglomerate in trademark proceedings in the US and coordinated local counsel in concurrent global proceedings in various foreign jurisdictions.
- J.D., University of San Diego School of Law (1998)
- B.A., Political Science, University of Southern California (1995)
- Member, State Bar of California
- Museum of Latin American Art
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