Julian Rivera

Austin,  TX  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Healthcare
  • Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
  • Hospitals & Health Systems
  • Physicians & Other Professionals
Contact InfoTelephone: 512.479.9753
Fax: 512.479.1101
University University of Houston, B.S., Biology, 1991
Law SchoolTexas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 1996
Admitted1996, Texas; 2001, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 2003, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 2004, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association, Chair, Medical Industry Coordinator, Vice Chair Interest Group Leadership Team, Vice Chair Sponsorship Committee; Physicians Issues Interest Group, Co-Chair, 2011-2013; Physician Legal Issues Conference Planning Committee, 2013

•American Health Lawyers Association, 2003-present

•American Society of Medical Association Counsel

•American Telemedicine Association

•Austin Bar Association, Health Law, Litigation and Administrative/Public Law Sections; Adoption Day Committee; Medical/Legal Committee

•Austin Health Lawyers Group

•Austin Young Lawyers Association

•Hispanic National Bar Association

•Hispanic Bar Association of Austin

•State Bar of Texas, Advanced Administrative Law Continuing Legal Education Planning Committee; Health Law, Litigation and Administrative/Public Law Sections; Disability Issues Committee; Pattern Jury Charge Committee; Malpractice, Premises & Products

•Texas Association of Defense Counsel

•Texas e-Health Alliance

•Texas Young Lawyers Association, National Trial Competition Committee, Vice-Chair, 2002-2003; State Moot Court Committee


Julian is a partner in Husch Blackwell's Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals business unit in Austin, Texas. His practice involves the representation of healthcare providers in business and litigation matters. His experience includes representation of clients in a wide variety of regulatory matters before state and federal agencies. Julian also has extensive experience representing clients on medical staff, credentialing and other healthcare enterprise operational issues.

Before attending law school at the Texas Tech University School of Law, he received his Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Houston and did research in immunology, cell biology and genetics at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the Baylor College of Medicine. After receiving his law degree, Julian clerked for the Texas Court of Appeals Amarillo and then worked for the Texas Medical Board before entering private practice.

His professional work has been published in scientific, medical and legal periodicals and books. He is also a frequent speaker on a broad range of medical-legal topics.

Awards and Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law, 2010-2015

•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

•Texas Young Lawyers Association, President's Award of Merit

Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2004, 2007

Civic Involvement

Advocacy Incorporated, Board of Directors, Chair, 2004-2006

•Adoption Advocates Inc., Board of Directors, Chair, 2011-2013

•Austin Chamber of Commerce, Education and Talent Development Council, 2013-present

•Austin State Hospital Volunteer Services Council, Board of Directors, 2006-2009

•Capital Area United Way, Community Investment Impact Committee, 2001, 2003

•Mental Health America (formerly known as National Mental Health Association), Board of Directors, 2006-2009

•Mental Health Association in Texas, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, 2005

•Seton Cove, Physician/Attorney Forum Planning Committee, 1998

•Travis Community Education Foundation, Mentor Support Program, 2007-2010

Business Insights

Business Insights

9.01.14 Remedies for Frivolous and Harassing Actions Brought by State Agencies, State Bar of Texas Advanced Administrative Law Course
Speaking Engagement

6.01.14 Representing Physicians in the Integrated Enterprise Who Are Suffering or Potentially Impaired, American Bar Association
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals

6.01.13 Physician Compliance Amid Aggressive Enforcement, Dallas Medical Journal
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals

6.01.13 Expunctions and Orders of Non-Disclosure
Speaking Engagement

4.01.13 Ethical and Practical Tensions Between Public Safety and Provider Rights
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Speaking Engagement

3.01.13 Disruptive Physicians: From Credentialing to Disciplinary Action
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals

1.01.13 Cell Therapy in the State of Texas
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Speaking Engagement

10.01.12 Legal and Ethical Considerations for Texas Health Care Providers in Treating Patients with Consciousness Disorders, Texas NeuroRehab Center and St. David's Hospital
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals

8.01.12 Mid-Level Supervision and Delegation of Prescriptive Authority, Austin Association of Medical Service Professionals
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals

6.01.12 Doctor Heal Thyself, Practical & Ethical Realities of Getting from Accurate Diagnoses to Constructive Relationships, American Bar Association Health Law Section, Chicago Medical Society
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals

In The News

8.19.14 Husch Blackwell Boasts 106 Best Lawyers on 2015 List, Seven Lawyers of the Year
Energy & Natural Resources ; Financial Services ; Food & Agribusiness ; Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction ; Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation
News Release

7.02.14 Pediatric News: Healthcare Partner Julian Rivera Discusses Methods for Addressing Physician Burnout
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
News Coverage

8.16.13 Best Lawyers 2014 Names 109 from Husch Blackwell, 13 Lawyers of the Year
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction ; Financial Services ; Energy & Natural Resources


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Office Information

Julian Rivera

111 Congress Avenue, Suite 1400
AustinTX 78701-4093


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