Representative matters include:

  • In re McGregor-Mayweather Boxing Match Pay-Per-View Litigation, MDL Docket No. 2806 – Successfully obtained the early dismissal of Showtime Networks from a series of putative class actions arising out of the August 2017 boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor. This outcome followed a ruling granting Showtime Networks' motion to compel arbitration on an individual basis.
  • PlusPass, Inc. v. Verra Mobility Corp. et al., No. 2:20-cv-10078 (C.D. Cal.) – Defended The Gores Group LLC (TGG) against allegations by PlusPass, Inc. that TGG conspired with co-defendants and third parties to merge competing entities and foreclose competition through contracts with rental car companies. After filing a motion to dismiss, TGG was dismissed from the case.
  • FashionPass Inc. v. Rent the Runway Inc. et al., No. 2:19-cv-03537 (C.D. Cal) ─ Defended Rent the Runway (RTR) against allegations by FashionPass that RTR's contracts with fashion designers allegedly harmed competition and tortiously interfered with business opportunities. After obtaining a dismissal of the initial complaint, the matter was successfully resolved.
  • Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. et al. v. 10X Genomics Inc., No. 1:19-cv-12533 (D. Mass.) ─ Defended Bio-Rad Laboratories against post-merger antitrust counterclaims raised by defendant in a patent infringement litigation. Defendant alleged that Bio-Rad, through a 2017 merger, monopolized product and technology markets involving digital droplet genetic analysis, in violation of § 2 of the Sherman Act and § 7 of Clayton Act. 10X claimed it was harmed by Bio-Rad's prior successful patent enforcement litigations, and sought divestiture of the merged assets and patents. Ruling on Bio-Rad's motion to dismiss, the court rejected several of the defendant's antitrust claims in alleged markets where the defendant was the dominant firm. Subsequently, the parties reached a global settlement and agreed to a lifetime cross-licensing agreement regarding the patents-in-suit.
Mr. Rivas's notable experience also includes representation of:
  • A leading television broadcaster in an industry-wide multi-district antitrust putative class action litigation regarding broadcast television spot advertising, as well as the resolution of a related DOJ Antitrust Division investigation.
  • A leading chicken producer in a series of federal class actions across the country brought by direct and indirect purchasers alleging the major chicken producers reduced output to raise the price of broiler chickens.
  • A multinational material recycling firm against claims by a rival in California federal court that the firm tortiously interfered with contracts between the rival and third parties and aided and abetted a purported conversion of catalytic materials.
  • A pharmaceutical firm alleging a rival monopolized the market for epinephrine auto-injectors through exclusive contracts with pharmacy benefit managers and insurance plans.
  • A pharmaceutical firm bringing claims under the Sherman Act for an illegal attempt to extend its patent monopoly through contracts lasting beyond the term of the patent.