Holland & Knight Partner Frances Guasch De La Guardia Elected President of the Cuban American Bar Association
MIAMI (January 27, 2020) – Frances Guasch De La Guardia, a litigation partner in Holland & Knight's Miami office, was elected president of the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA). She was officially sworn in at the association's annual gala on January 25.
Holland & Knight has a long history of leadership within CABA, with four past presidents and several former board members. Miami Partners Anna Marie Hernandez Gamez (2016), Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz (2012), Raul Cosio (1992) and Jorge Hernandez-Toraño (1989) have all served as president of the organization.
Founded in Miami in 1974, CABA is a voluntary bar association with 1,000 members. It was established to bring together, by association, communication and organization, not only Cuban American lawyers, but also lawyers of all other backgrounds interested in issues affecting the Cuban community, as well as broader legal and human rights issues impacting minority communities as a whole.
"I'm honored to serve as president of CABA and look forward to working with our members to increase networking opportunities and learning sessions as well as building awareness of CABA's pro bono and scholarship efforts, which are so important to the South Florida legal community," Ms. De La Guardia said.
Ms. De La Guardia practices in the areas of commercial and insurance appellate litigation and provides trial support in both state and federal courts. She has been active in CABA, serving in various leadership positions since 2015.
She received a B.A. degree from the University of Miami and a J.D. degree from the St. Thomas University School of Law, where she serves as president of the alumni association.