Moffitt Cancer Center Executive Leadership


L. David de La Parte, Esq.

Executive Vice President and in-house General Counsel

Mr. de la Parte is Executive Vice President and in-house General Counsel at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. He joined Moffitt Cancer Center to establish its in-house General Counsel office in March 2007 after leaving de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A. as its managing partner. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in political science from Florida State University in 1983 and his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 1985. While in private practice, Mr. de la Parte concentrated his practice in the general representation of clients in the health care industry and the representation of governmental and quasi-governmental agencies. He became Moffitt Cancer Center’s outside General Counsel in 1990. 

He was admitted to The Florida Bar, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in 1986. He is also a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American and Florida Bar Associations and was the founding chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association Health Law Section. He is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Florida Hospital Association Academy of Healthcare Attorneys. He is considered an “AV” rated attorney by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest rating conferred by Martindale-Hubbell for legal skills and ethical conduct. In 2004, he was recognized by Florida Trend magazine as one of Florida’s "Legal Elite."

Mr. de la Parte is past chair of the District 6 Health and Human Services Board for Hillsborough and Manatee Counties. In 1995, he served as co-chair of the Governor’s Special Panel on Child Protection, which investigated the death of Lucas Ciambrone. He is past chair and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Youth Environmental Services, Inc., and Tampa Marine Institutes, Inc., nonprofit organizations which operate programs for the rehabilitation of delinquent youth.