MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: KACY DONLON
MEET KACY DONLON OF FSDA CORPORATE MEMBER, WIAND GUERRA KING P.A., AND THE INCOMING FSDA PRESIDENT FOR 2020
We are speaking today with Kacy Donlon of Wiand Guerra King P.A., a law firm located in Tampa, Florida.
Kacy, please tell us about yourself.
I was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. I attended Birmingham-Southern College where I was fortunate to take study trips to Australia, China and Egypt, and also spent a summer studying at Oxford. This wanderlust led to a Rotary Scholarship to study at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. after I graduated from college. After St. Andrews, I worked as a paralegal doing securities and insurance sales practice litigation. With that experience, my course was set. I attended Washington & Lee University School of Law where I was the Securities Editor for the Law Review. After law school, I clerked for U.S. District Court Senior Judge Seybourn Lynne in Birmingham.
After my clerkship, I started my legal practice in the fall of 1995 at Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa, representing broker-dealers in securities arbitrations and insurance companies in sales practice class actions. Several of my partners and I left Fowler White in 2009 and started Wiand Guerra King.
Tell us about your current legal practice and the types of clients that you represent.
The majority of my practice involves the representation of broker-dealer firms and their representatives in FINRA customer and employment arbitrations. This carries over to similar representation in dealing with SROs and state and federal regulators. Additionally, I represent businesses in commercial disputes in both state and federal courts.
Why is it important for Wiand Guerra King P.A., to be a member of the FSDA?
Wiand Guerra King’s main practice is commercial and white-collar litigation with a focus in the financial services industry. Given that the FSDA is the heartbeat for securities firms in the state of Florida, our affiliation with FSDA is a natural fit. FSDA allows our firm to collaborate with others in the industry to serve not just financial services firms but also the investing public through legislative efforts and public education.
I know that the lawyers in your firm are very involved locally in the Tampa Bay area. Please tell us about that involvement and your firm’s desire to give back to the community.
Our firm believes that it is imperative to give back to the community. We have chosen to do that through numerous organizations and initiatives. For years, our firm has been actively involved with the Epilepsy Services Foundation and the Children’s Dream Fund. Additionally, we encourage our attorneys and staff to follow their passions and support charities that help worthy causes.
Kacy, thanks for taking time to speak with us today.