Sarah Santos

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Sarah Santos is a co-founder of Davis & Santos. Sarah focuses her practice on commercial litigation, including banking litigation, business disputes, employment litigation, cross-border litigation, and fraud-related investigations and litigation. Sarah represents financial institutions, business entities, and individuals from the United States and Mexico.

Sarah’s banking practice involves representing and advising financial institutions in lender liability claims, UCC claims, wrongful foreclosure claims, unsuitable investment claims, employee embezzlement schemes, employment litigation, government investigations, commercial collections, and REO and note sales.

Sarah is a native Spanish speaker and also represents financial institutions and creditors on loan transaction and collection activities involving Mexican nationals and/or collateral in Mexico.

Prior to joining Davis & Santos, Sarah served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Counsel with BBVA Compass. In her role as in-house counsel, Sarah was primarily responsible for managing and overseeing all litigation by and against BBVA Compass across the United States. She also provided support to the bank’s human resources department, as well as its corporate security and internal audit departments in the investigation of fraud matters, and advised the bank regarding government investigations, civil and criminal subpoenas, search warrants, freeze orders, and other law enforcement requests.

Prior to joining BBVA Compass, Sarah was an associate at Diamond McCarthy in Austin, Texas, focused primarily on business litigation, insolvency-related litigation, financial institution litigation, and international litigation. Prior to joining Diamond McCarthy, she worked at Fulbright & Jaworski as an associate in Austin, Texas, where she practiced mass tort, product liability, and pharmaceutical litigation.

Education

Sarah received her J.D., with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law in 2003. She graduated, cum laude, from Princeton University in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Politics and Certificates in Political Economy and Latin American Studies.

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas; Texas Association of Bank Counsel, Hispanic National Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

  • Texas, U.S. District Courts in Texas (Western and Southern)

Practice Areas

  • Financial Litigation, Business litigation, Employment litigation, Fraud- related disputes, and Cross-border litigation

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