The Eagle Ford Impact: Regional Economic Conditions Affecting Texas Banks, San Antonio, Texas

May 18, 2016

Matured oil wells and depressed oil prices have impacted not just drillers and landmen in the Eagle Ford Shale region of Texas, but regional and community banks as well. Banks are also dealing with a slowdown in loan demand that has led to larger deposit balances. Many cash-rich banks have become valuable acquisition targets as a result of these economic conditions. Join us for lunch as we address the following topics:

  • Lender Liability – How to reduce the risk of officer and director liability and lender liability claims, including practical tips.
  • Banking M&A – Factors to consider (as a buyer or seller) when presented with an M&A opportunity.
  • Regulatory Hot Topics – Recently issued regulatory guidance and key issues on regulators’ minds, including risk management, underwriting, credit administration, asset quality, capital adequacy, managing concentrations, and compliance issues.    


David West  – Trial attorney with over 30 years of experience representing banks and financial institutions in Lender Liability, Officer Liability, UCC/Check Fraud, Breach of Contract, and Home Equity Lending cases.

Deborah Williamson – Widely recognized as a one of the top bankruptcy attorneys in Texas. Author of When Gushers Go Dry: The Essentials of Oil & Gas Bankruptcy.

Jeff Gifford – Co-Leader of Dykema Cox Smith's Mergers and Acquisitions practice group. Jeff counsels banks and financial institutions on mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities transactions, and domestic and international commercial transactions.

Elizabeth Khalil – Former enforcement attorney and compliance policy specialist at the OCC and FDIC in Washington, D.C. Helped oversee initiatives related to community banking at the FDIC. Co-author/editor of the PLI Financial Institutions Regulation Answer Book.

Jerry G. SanchezSenior Counsel in the Dallas office of Dykema Cox Smith and former FDIC Regional Attorney, Assistant General Counsel and Texas Department of Banking Assistant General Counsel.

When and Where

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Registration and Lunch: 11:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
Seminar: 12:00 p.m. — 1:30 p.m. (1.5 hours of CLE credit available)

Dykema Cox Smith
Weston Centre
112 East Pecan Street, Suite 1800
San Antonio, TX 78205

Registration and Parking
Complimentary guest parking is available only in the Lower Level Parking Garage of the Weston Centre accessible from either Soledad or Pecan Streets.

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If you have questions or cannot access the registration form, contact Donna Rogers at 210.554.5467 or