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Sarah P. Santos


Sarah Santos is the co-founder and managing partner of Davis & Santos. Sarah primarily focuses her legal practice on banking and commercial litigation. Throughout her career, Sarah has been a trusted advisor for clients in the U.S. and Mexico.

Sarah’s banking practice involves representing and advising financial institutions in a variety of litigation, compliance, and transactional matters including lender liability claims, UCC claims, wrongful foreclosure claims, unsuitable investment claims, employee embezzlement schemes, government investigations, commercial collections, REO and note sales, and BSA compliance.

Prior to co-founding Davis & Santos, Sarah served as in-house counsel for an international financial institution. During her tenure as in-house counsel, she was responsible for managing and overseeing all litigation across the U.S. She also provided support to the bank’s compliance, corporate security and internal audit departments in the investigation of fraud matters, government investigations and other law enforcement requests.

A native Spanish speaker, Sarah regularly represents clients in cross-border matters involving parties and assets in Mexico.


  • B.A., Princeton University, 2000, cum laude
  • J.D., University of Texas, 2003, with honors


  • Scene in S.A., Outstanding Women in Law (2022)
  • The University of Texas School of Law CHLSA “Mujeres en Accion” Award, (2012)


Memberships & Activities

  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association — San Antonio Chapter
  • Southwest Association of Bank Counsel, Director
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Region XII Advisory Committee Member
  • San Antonio Mexican American Bar Association


Admitted To Practice

  • Texas (2003)
  • U.S. District Courts in Texas (Eastern, Western, Southern and Northern)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts in Texas (Western and Southern)
  • 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

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