General Counsel, International Franchise Association

Serving on the government relations team, Davies’ extensive business experience and legal expertise will expand the organization’s capacity to address the consistent challenges to the franchise business model on the federal, state, and local level, including an expanded joint employer standard, state-level threats such as California’s FAST Act, and franchise relationship legislation. In addition, she will provide added member value to support IFA members as they navigate the ever-changing legislative and regulatory landscape.

Davies (formerly Bush) is a seasoned attorney with a wealth of experience in legal, regulatory, and compliance policy. She has extensive experience in franchising, serving as General Counsel for Mayweather Brands and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in addition to serving as Counsel in the franchise practices at DLA Piper, Foley & Lardner and Perkins Coie, among others. Davies' expertise includes franchise regulatory compliance, domestic and international franchise transactions, franchisor-franchisee relationship issues, global supply chain management, and mergers and acquisitions. Sarah has worked with both emerging and mature franchisors spanning the full spectrum of policy issues facing the business model today. Davies holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law with a concentration in Business Transactions and is a member of the State Bar of Texas.