Ponce to Speak at UF Law Commencement May 9
Attorney S. Daniel Ponce (JD 73) will be the keynote speaker at the Levin College of Law’s commencement ceremony May 9. Ponce, former Florida Blue Key president, is a partner in Legon, Ponce & Fodiman, P.A., a Miami-based law firm that specializes in complex business and commercial litigation. He has been a lawyer in the State of Florida since 1974 and a Certified Public Accountant since 1972 and is admitted to practice law in all courts of the State of Florida and Federal Courts, including the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, the Eleventh and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Ponce was appointed in January 8, 2008 by Governor Crist to the University of Florida Board of Trustees and is a member of the board of directors of the UF Foundation, serving on the Audit and Finance Committees and also currently serves on the University of Florida Athletic Association Board, having served on the Audit Committee, Finance Committee and the Athletic Director Search Committee. Ponce has served for many other organizations and has received many awards, and has been inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame.
A 20-year member of Florida Blue Key’s advisory board, Ponce is very hands on in his work with FBK. He continues to secure speakers for the annual banquet and has hosted active members at his home on several occasions.
He continued his commitment to service by completing a seven-month term in Washington, D.C., as special counsel to U.S. Sen. Bob Graham before Graham’s retirement in 2002. He also served as former Assistant General Counsel and Acting Executive Assistant to the State of Florida Comptroller and Cabinet Officer from 1974-75.
The “Double-Gator” received his bachelor’s degree in business (BSBA) with honors in 1970 and his law degree in 1973, both from the University of Florida.