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Julián Alejandro Ríos

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  • Associate
Julián Alejandro Ríos is a litigation associate who recently joined Ford O'Brien Landy LLP in 2022. Julián holds a J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, where he completed a Fellowship in Washington, D.C. practicing economic sanctions compliance and served as both a Graduate Research Assistant for the Department of International Relations and as a Research Assistant for Oil and Gas Law.

At Ford O'Brien Landy LLP, Julián mainly focuses on white collar criminal defense, regulatory investigation and defense, securities litigation, and digital asset litigation.

Prior to Joining the firm, Julián obtained experience in administrative law and government compliance and regulation as an Associate Counsel for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Office of Inspector General. Additionally, Julián has experience with intellectual property litigation and compliance with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Julián also has experience in contract review after working as a Mortgage and Financial Lending Compliance Analyst with USAA, a financial services institution.

Julián received his undergraduate degree from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, in Biology. He also received his master's degree in International Relations, with a Security Policy Concentration, as a Distinguished Graduate with Honors, from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas.

In his spare time, Julián enjoys exploring the music and food scene in Austin, paddle boarding out on Lady Bird Lake, and working out with his F45 gym community.

Areas Of Practice

  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Regulatory Investigation and Defense
  • Securities Litigation
  • Digital Asset Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. - 2019
  • St. Mary’s University
    • M.A. in International Relations with a Security Policy Concentration - 2018
    • Honors: Distinguished Graduate with Honors
  • St. Edward’s University
    • B.S. in Biology - 2015
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