ARBITRATOR  MEDIATOR  ATTORNEY

James A. Daross

Panel: Federal and State Government Roundtable on the Current State of the ​Mortgage Servicing Industry, Regulatory and Enforcement Priorities at Both the National and State Levels; 2nd Bank & Non-Bank Forum on Mortgage Servicing Compliance; American Conference Institute, Dallas, TX, June 25, 2014

Panel: The View from the State Agencies and State AG Offices on Emerging Regulatory Initiatives, Enforcement Actions and Investigations; 18th National Forum on Consumer Finance Class Actions, American Conference Institute, Los Angeles, April 9, 2014

Panel: Regulatory and Enforcement Roundtable Part II: The View from State Agencies and Attorneys General on New and Emerging Initiatives; 17th Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation Conference, American Conference Institute,New York City, January 30, 2014

Panel: Regulatory and Enforcement Roundtable: The View from Federal and State Agencies and Attorneys General on How to Prepare for and Respond to Examinations and Supervision in a Multi-Agency Environment; 13th NationalForum on Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement, American Conference Institute, Los Angeles, CA, January 16, 2014

Panel: Unique Regulatory and Enforcement Insights by Key Governing Bodies in the Mortgage Industry; 12th National Forum on Residential Mortgage Litigation &Regulatory Enforcement, American Conference Institute, Dallas, TX, September 26, 2013

Panel: Regulatory and Enforcement Roundtable Part II: The View from State Agencies and Attorneys General on New and Emerging Initiatives; 16th Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation Conference; American Conference Institute,Chicago, IL, July 29, 2013

Panel: State Regulatory and Enforcement Roundtable; 11th National Forum on Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement; American Conference Institute, Washington, DC, April 29, 2013

The Multistate Mortgage Settlement; Policy Summit; Texas Association ofCommunity Development Corporations; Austin, TX, October 4, 2012

Foreclosure Rescue Fraud; Foreclosure Scam Alert Event; San Antonio Foreclosure Task Force, San Antonio, TX, August 13, 2012

Attorney General's Initiatives to Protect Homeowners; State Bar of Texas 25th Annual Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Course; Houston, TX, September 18,2009

Foreclosure Rescue Fraud; Mortgage Fraud Summit; Office of the Attorney General of Texas, Austin, TX, June 15, 2009

Recognizing Mortgage and Foreclosure Scams, Foreclosure Prevention Workshop sponsored by Congressman Henry Cuellar and the Texas Foreclosure Prevention Task Force; Laredo, TX, June 6, 2009

Foreclosure Rescue Scams; National Attorney General Training and Research Institute; Mortgage Foreclosure Training, Las Vegas, NV, April 7, 2009

Foreclosure on a Dream: Next Steps for Homeowners; 33rd Annual Conference,National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators; Dallas, TX, June 3,2008

Current Multi state Actions Against Financial Institutions And Risks to Financial Institutions with respect to Consumer Protection Laws; Round Two; Second Annual High Stakes Financial Services Lending & Litigation Issues Symposium;Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Dallas, TX, May 24, 2006; San Francisco, CA, September 19, 2006

Current State Actions Against Financial Institutions and Risks to Financial Institutions with respect to Mortgage Fraud; The Next Step in Combating MortgageFraud Conference; Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, San Antonio, TX, October 5 & 6, 2005

Current Multi state Actions Against Financial Institutions and Risks to Financial Institutions with respect to Consumer Protection Laws; Annual High Stakes Financial Services Lending & Litigation Issues Symposium; Weil, Gotshal &Manges LLP, Dallas, TX, February 16, 2005

Panel: NAAG Predatory Lending; Annual Conference, American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators; Washington, DC, August 24, 2004

Papers and Presentations​:

Regional Managing Attorney in the Office of the Attorney General of Texas

Member of Executive Committees of twelve multi-state cases with other AG offices

Member of the Board and Vice Chair of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

Management:

​Judge, 384th Judicial District Court, State of Texas, 1995 - 1996

Associate Municipal Court Judge, City of El Paso, 1994 - 1995


Judicial Experience:

State Bar of Texas

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

U.S. Courts of Appeal, 5th and 10th Circuits

Bar Admissions:

University of Texas School of Law, JD with Honors

University of Texas at Austin, BA in Mathematics

Education:

Alternative Dispute Resolution Training:

AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators

University of Houston's AA White Dispute Resolution Center Basic Mediation Training

El Paso County Dispute Resolution Center, Mediation Training