Sarah R. Saldaña
Northern District of Texas
2004 to date – U.S. Attorney, nominated by President Obama on June 28, 2011, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 26, 2011. Previously served as Deputy Criminal Chief, Northern District of Texas, managing the Fraud/Public Corruption Section. Prosecuted a variety of criminal cases on behalf of the United States, including bank and mortgage fraud, civil rights, human trafficking and public corruption. Rated AV (Very High to Preeminent Peer Review Rating) by Martindale-Hubbell.
1985 to 1999 – Haynes and Boone, LLP; Baker Botts, LLP, Dallas, TX. General private practice relating to commercial and employment law litigation. Partner in the Baker Botts Trial Department from 1993 to 1999; formed and managed Labor & Employment Group in the Dallas Office.
1984 to 1985 – Law clerk to the Honorable Barefoot Sanders, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas.
1974 to 1981 – Worked for several federal agencies, including U.S. Dept. of Labor, Housing and Urban Development and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
1973/1974 – Language Arts School teacher, D.A. Hulcy Middle School, DISD.
J.D., Southern Methodist University, 1984; member, Journal of Air Law & Commerce.
B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Texas A&I University, 1973.
Other: Bilingual (Spanish); Member: Dallas Bar Association, including service on the Judiciary Committee, Federal Judiciary Complaint Committee and the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee; William Mac Taylor Inn of Court; and the Dallas and Texas Bar Foundations. Prior Member of SMU Law Alumni Association Council. Appointed to the City of Dallas Zoning Board of Adjustment by Mayor Annette Strauss for 1989-1991 term. Taught Legal Writing/Research Methods, SMU Law School.