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Peter J. De Luca

Retired Partner

New York
T: +1 212 836 8203
F: +1 212 836 8689

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  • New York Law School
    JD, cum laude, 1953


  • New York
  • Southern District Federal Court
  • Eastern District Federal Court


  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Special Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse)
  • New York State Bar Association (House of Delegates, Committee on Corporate Counsel)
  • American Bar Association (Section on Antitrust Law)
  • Chairman, Burke Foundation
  • Member, Departmental Disciplinary Committee, First Judicial Department, Supreme Court Appellate Division
  • Special Master to Appellate Division, First Judicial Department
  • Special Commission (New York State Court of Appeals) on Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Profession

Peter J. De Luca is Retired Partner to Kaye Scholer and a member of the firm's Corporate Department.

In 1989, he retired as Senior Vice President and General Counsel and member of the Board of General Foods Corporation. Prior to that, he held the same positions at PepsiCo, Inc. He is a frequent speaker throughout the country on corporate law department organization, relation­ships between inside and outside counsel, duties and responsibilities of officers and directors, and on legal ethics and professional responsibility.

He is currently Chairman of the Board of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and Chairman of Weill Cornell Medical Center's Departmental Associates. He is also a director of numerous not-for-profit organizations, including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York, and the Advisory Board of Cornell-New York Hospital.