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Albany Direct: 518.431.6706 General: 518.431.6700 Fax: 518.431.6767
Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., cum laude, 2002.
McGill University Faculty of Law, Montreal, Canada, 2000.International law and labor law courses.
University at Albany, M.A., Political Communication, magna cum laude, 1994.
University at Albany, B.A., Anthropology, magna cum laude, 1992.
Sandra Rivera counsels clients regarding legal, legislative, administrative and regulatory issues. She represents clients before the New York State Legislature, the State of New York Executive Chamber and various New York State agencies.
Ms. Rivera has over 15 years of experience working on legal and policy issues in connection with New York State government. Prior to joining Manatt, she was in the government relations practice of a another prominent Albany firm, where she addressed issues related to technology, healthcare, criminal justice and social justice. Before that, Ms. Rivera served as a legislative representative for the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), working with their members and advancing their agendas before the Legislature and Executive Chamber. She began her public affairs career in the Office of the Majority Leader of the New York State Assembly.
Admitted to practice in New York.
Member, New York State Office of Court Administration Franklin H. Williams Commission on Minorities.
Member, New York State Bar Association; Legislative Policy Committee.
Member, New York State Bar Association; Committee on Federal Legislative Priorities.
Member, Women’s Bar Association for the State of New York.
Member, Puerto Rican Bar Association.
Member, Albany Law School's Government Law Center (GLC) Advisory Board.
Chair, Zelda Uthe Law Student Scholarship Committee, Zonta Club of Albany.
Former Board Chair, Family Planning Advocates of New York.
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