AUSTIN (June 7, 2018) – Salvador “Sal” Davila, an attorney in the Austin office of Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has been named president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin (HBAA). Davila’s appointment became effective May 23 after he served a one-year term as president-elect. The goal of the HBAA is to foster and encourage the involvement and interest of the Hispanic-American legal professional community in Austin and the surrounding area.
“We congratulate Sal on his appointment to president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin,” said Earl “Chip” Jones III, Austin office managing shareholder. “His commitment to HBAA and service to the broader Hispanic community are unwavering. Sal has been an instrumental and involved member of the organization for many years, and we know that he will make great strides in helping the organization achieve its goals.”
Davila has been an active member of the HBAA for nearly six years. In addition to his role as president, he served as treasurer from 2016 to 2017 and president-elect from 2017 to 2018. He is a board member of the HBAA Charitable Foundation, which seeks to provide scholarships to students in low-income schools in central Texas. He also provides pro bono services to low-income families.
“It’s an honor to continue serving HBAA in this new role,” said Davila. “I look forward to working alongside HBAA leadership to further the organization’s mission to expand opportunities for Hispanic and Latino attorneys in the Austin community.”
In his practice at Littler, Davila advises and represents employers, focusing on matters involving FLSA collective/class actions, discrimination, retaliation, workplace safety and Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliance. He has extensive experience in handling litigation in federal and state courts across Texas and is well-versed in the Texas court system.
In addition to serving in the HBAA leadership role, Davila is on the board of directors of the Austin Young Lawyers Association and is a member of the Austin Bar Association’s Leadership Academy Class of 2018. He earned his J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law and his B.B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,500 attorneys in 80 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for over 75 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing member entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.