Eric Rivas is an associate in Latham & Watkins' Global Antitrust & Competition Practice. Mr. Rivas represents clients in a broad range of antitrust and complex commercial litigation, trade secrets misappropriation, bankruptcy litigation, business and commercial torts, breach of contract, and internal investigations.

Mr. Rivas has experience with consumer and antitrust class action litigation, as well as antitrust lawsuits and commercial disputes between rivals, and between suppliers, distributors, and retailers. He represents clients across a range of industries, including entertainment, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, advertising, fashion retail, agriculture, and technology.

Mr. Rivas’ representative matters include:

  • 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.*
  • 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.*
  • GXP Capital, LLC v. Argonaut Manufacturing Services, Inc. et al, 3:21-ap-90063 (Bankr. S.D. Cal.) ─ Defended Argonaut and Telegraph Hill entities against allegations by GXP Capital that the defendants conspired to disrupt the bankruptcy of GXP Capital’s predecessor, Bioserv. After securing a tentative ruling granting the defendants’ motion to dismiss the complaint, Mr. Rivas successfully presented oral argument that resulted in the dismissal of the complaint without prejudice*
  • 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*

Mr. Rivas has also played key roles in representing:

  • Pilgrim’s Pride in federal class actions across the country brought by direct and indirect purchasers alleging that the major chicken producers reduced output to raise the price of broiler chickens*
  • A leading chemical company against claims by Honda Trading America (HTA) in California federal court that they tortiously interfered with contracts between HTA and third parties and aided and abetted a purported conversion of catalytic materials*
  • 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 pharmaceutical company in an arbitration with its supplier concerning antitrust and contract claims arising out of a licensing dispute*
  • A biotechnology contract manufacturer in California federal court concerning a contract dispute arising out of a supply agreement with a COVID-19 rapid test manufacturer*

*Matters handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • New York


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2017
  • BA, Loyola Marymount University, 2014