Sarah Santos, co-founder and managing partner of Davis & Santos, PLLC, has been named to the Board of Directors for Southwest Association of Bank Counsel.
Southwest Association of Bank Counsel, originally named the Texas Association of Bank Counsel, was created to help inform and educate lawyers in Texas who specialize and lead their practice areas representing banks and other financial institutions.
The association promotes networking, learning opportunities and acts as a resource for lawyers of all pedigrees. Through events, speaking opportunities and regular meetings, lawyers can gain valuable knowledge about developments in the law and transactional techniques. In addition, the association frequently works with the Texas Bankers Association and Texas Tech School of Law.
“After spending the better part of my career working solely with banks and financial institutions, I am honored to be chosen to lead other lawyers in this field and impart the knowledge that I have learned,” said Santos. “Alongside the other directors, I am looking forward to helping support my peers in the industry.”
Santos was an ideal candidate for the position as she has spent nearly 20 years representing and advising financial institutions in various litigation, compliance and transactional matters. Legal matters she has worked on include lender liability claims, UCC claims, wrongful foreclosure claims, unsuitable investment claims, employee embezzlement schemes, government investigations, commercial collections, REO and note sales, as well as BSA compliance.
Santos focuses her practice on banking and commercial litigation and is a trusted advisor for clients in the U.S. and Mexico. Before co-founding the firm, Santos served as in-house counsel for an international financial institution and was responsible for managing and overseeing all litigation across the U.S. In this role, she supported the compliance, corporate security and internal audit departments in the investigation of fraud matters, government investigations and other law enforcement requests.