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Javier González-Rivera assists clients on a broad range of life sciences and healthcare matters, including regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters. His clients include pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, healthcare providers and food and cosmetic companies. Javier’s practice focuses on issues related to FDA regulation of drugs, medical devices, biologics, food, and cosmetics, as well as ensuring compliance with FDA and FTC requirements for consumer products.

Javier received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law where he founded the Health Law Pro Bono program. He also holds an LL.M from Georgetown University Law Center, with highest honors, where he completed a certificate in Food and Drug Law and served as Senior Editor for the Food and Drug Law Journal. He currently sits on the ABA’s Life Sciences Committee and is a frequent contributor to its Health Law’s Cancer Advocacy Group. He also serves on FDLI’s Advisory Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

He received his Bachelor of Science from Emory University in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology. He is active in the firm’s extensive pro bono practice where he assists on immigration matters.



  • LL.M., Global Health Law and International Governance, Georgetown University Law Center, 2019, with distinction, Dean's List
  • J.D., Intellectual Property Law and Emerging Technologies, University of Puerto Rico School of Law, 2015, magna cum laude
  • B.S., Neuroscience and Biology, Emory University, 2009


  • District of Columbia
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office