Caroline Rivera is an associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation, Antitrust & Competition, and White Collar Defense & Investigations Practices. Ms. Rivera’s practice spans a range of different industries, including technology, energy, sports and entertainment, and finance.

Prior to joining Latham full-time, Ms. Rivera was a summer associate in the New York office.

Ms. Rivera earned her JD from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, where she graduated cum laude and served as executive articles editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. While in law school, Ms. Rivera served as judicial extern for Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ms. Rivera’s experience includes representing:

  • A poultry industry executive facing a criminal cartel conspiracy charge filed by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice for fixing prices and rigging bids for broiler-chicken products over an 8-year period. An initial seven-week trial in Denver in the fall of 2021 led to a hung jury with nine votes to acquit, followed by a six-week retrial during the spring of 2022 resulting in another hung jury. The Antitrust Division then dropped the case against our client and four others with prejudice, earning the Latham team top honors as AmLaw’s Litigators of the Week.
  • An individual in investigations involving various DOJ offices and components, including the Public Integrity Section, the Fraud Section’s FCPA Unit, and the US Attorney’s Offices for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • A US company facing DOJ investigations into hiring practices 
  • Peloton Interactive in successfully defeating class certification and achieving a partial dismissal of claims in a high-profile consumer class action alleging false advertising
  • The United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (US Soccer) in:
    • A lawsuit brought by the North American Soccer League, LLC (NASL), alleging that US Soccer conspired with other professional soccer leagues and other US Soccer member and non-member entities to exclude the NASL from Division I and Division II professional soccer and to monopolize the markets for Division I and Division II soccer in violation of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act, respectively
    • Its litigation with the US Senior Women’s National Team regarding equal pay, resulting in a high-profile summary judgment victory for US Soccer

Bar Qualification

  • New York

Education

  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law, 2017