Peter De Luca

Retired Partner

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.


  • JD, New York Law School, 1953, cum laude

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