Julio Rivera Rios is an associate in the Litigation Department and a member of the International Dispute Resolution Group.

Mr. Rivera Rios joined Debevoise in 2018. From 2014 to 2016, he was an associate at a boutique litigation law firm in Mexico; from August, 2017, to May, 2018, he was an international lawyer in the litigation group of an international law firm in New York; and from June to August 2018, he worked as a visiting attorney at a leading Japanese law firm in Tokyo.

Mr. Rivera Rios holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, where he was Feature Editor and Writer of the Harvard International Law Journal and the recipient of a full scholarship granted by the Mexican Government in recognition of his professional and academic merits. He graduated summa cum laude from the Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City, where he was Feature Editor and Writer of the Escuela Libre de Derecho Law Review.

Mr. Rivera Rios’s recent publications include “Aligning Judicial Accountability in Mexico with International Standards,” Harvard International Law Journal (December, 2016); “Analysis of the Separation Asset Procedure in the Mexican Bankruptcy Law,” Anuario Red Law Review (November, 2015); and “An Effective Legal Remedy to Ensure Government Entities and Agencies Comply with the Courts’ Final Judgments,” Escuela Libre de Derecho Law Review (July, 2015).

Mr. Rivera is admitted to practice law in New York and Mexico. Mr. Rivera Rios is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in English.


  • Harvard Law School, 2017, LL.M.
  • Escuela Libre de Derecho, 2014, Law Degree

Bar Admissions

  • Mexico
  • New York