TAMPA, Fla. David de la Parte, Esq., executive vice president and in-house general counsel at Moffitt Cancer Center, was named 2018 Top General Counsel of the year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

The Top General Counsel Awards recognize in-house counsel who are leaders in their organizations and exhibit high ethical standards. “David has had a front row seat to the growth and success of the cancer center, playing a major role in many of our most important accomplishments,” said Alan F. List, M.D., president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center.

Mr. de la Parte has been an integral part of Moffitt’s legal team for the past thirty-one years, joining as outside counsel just one year after Moffitt opened its doors. During his tenure, he watched Moffitt grow from less than 100 employees to more than 5,800 strong and a modest 364,000 square feet to more than 2.5 million square feet. In 2007, he created Moffitt’s first in-house General Counsel office.

He has helped shape Moffitt’s history by overseeing the legal aspects of many of its major accomplishments, including the creation and growth of the Moffitt Medical Group; the creation of M2Gen and Moffitt’s McKinley campus; and oversight of $150 million in technology and data licensing transactions in the past three years, which have helped to fuel research and clinical care initiatives. His career defining moment was helping Moffitt achieve the coveted status of Comprehensive Cancer Center from the National Cancer Institute, making Moffitt the only one based in the State of Florida.

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is a Top 10 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 5,700 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.1 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube