de la Parte & Gilbert and The Yerrid Law Firm have donated $200,000 each to The Buoniconti Fund for spinal cord research at the University of Miami.
Kristin Yerkes, a recent cum laude graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, has joined the firm practicing in the areas of environmental, administrative and appellate law. She received her Bachelor of Science in Management, cum laude, from the University of Florida in 2003.
L. David de la Parte has joined H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute as in-house General Counsel. Moffitt will continue to use de la Parte & Gilbert for external legal services.
de la Parte & Gilbert has been part of Moffitt’s legal team as external General Counsel since the cancer center was founded in 1984. In his new, full-time role at Moffitt, David will serve as senior advisor and oversee all legal matters of the cancer center. He will be an integral part of senior management and will be the newest standing member of the Executive Leadership Council.
“My decision to serve as Moffitt’s in-house General Counsel was made with the full support of my partners and with the leadership at Moffitt,” said de la Parte. “We agreed that as in-house General Counsel, I can more effectively manage Moffitt’s legal affairs given Moffitt’s extraordinary growth, including their recent very exciting collaborations. I am honored to have been asked to join a very important organization.”