Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Charlotte associate José D. Vega was elected president of the Mecklenburg County Hispanic Latino Lawyers Bar on August 18. Mr. Vega will serve as president for a two-year term.
“It is with great pride and excitement that we congratulate José as he steps into this prestigious role,” said Charlotte managing partner Dana C. Lumsden. “Diversity and equality are key components of Bradley Arant’s foundational business values and client and community relationships. The noble initiatives of José and his Hispanic Latino Lawyers Bar colleagues will go far to serve the legal community in Charlotte and beyond.”
The Mecklenburg County Hispanic Latino Lawyers Bar, an affiliate of the Mecklenburg County Bar, was established in 2006 to increase diversity in judicial and legal communities by encouraging Hispanics and Latinos to enter into the legal profession. In addition to connecting like-minded attorneys and advancing each member’s professional benchmark, the group strives to mentor and support law students entering the legal profession, to advise the legal community on issues of interest related to Hispanics and Latinos, and to educate the Hispanic and Latino community about relevant legal issues. Both law students and practicing attorneys are invited to join the organization.
Mr. Vega is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Banking and Financial Services practice groups. His practice concentrates on representing financial institutions and mortgage companies in a variety of residential and commercial litigation matters. In his financial institution practice, Mr. Vega has defended financial institutions and mortgage companies in both federal and state court. He has defended federal causes of action, alleging violations of the Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Service members Civil Relief Act. He has defended state causes of action concerning mortgage-related fees and services, origination, pooling and servicing agreements, loan repurchase disputes, investor disputes, servicing matters, fraud, and breach of contract. Mr. Vega also represents institutional land owners in disputes with ownership associations and has experience with general civil litigation concerning commercial matters before state and federal courts.
Mr. Vega earned his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law and his B.A. (summa cum laude) from Birmingham-Southern College. He was named a 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for civil litigation.
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