Peter L. de la Cruz: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

Peter L. de la Cruz

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Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Antitrust
  • Chemical Control
  • Environmental
  • Food & Drug
  • Workplace Safety and Health
  • Health and Safety Compliance Audit
  • International Trade
  • Product Stewardship, Green Chemistry, and Sustainability
  • Trade and Professional Associations
University Cornell University, B.A., 1969
Law SchoolUniversity of Toledo College of Law, J.D., 1976
Admitted1976, Ohio; 1982, District of Columbia


American Bar Association


Peter L. de la Cruz joined Keller and Heckman in 1980. Mr. de la Cruz has over 25 years of experience advising clients on antitrust, trade association and regulatory matters. His focus is on chemical regulations, compliance strategies for environmental regulations and product stewardship. His areas of emphasis include statutes on air quality and toxic substance, and occupational safety and health.

Experience: Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Mr. de la Cruz was an attorney in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice. For his work for the National Commission for the Review of Antitrust Laws and Procedures (Shenefield Commission) in 1978 and 1979, he received the Justice Department's Special Achievement Award for sustained superior performance. Mr. de la Cruz gained substantial knowledge of the workings of the Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and other federal agencies while representing those agencies in litigation during his tenure at Justice. Since joining Keller and Heckman in 1980, his practice has included a variety of environmental, food, antitrust and trade association matters. Much of this work has centered on the needs of companies in the plastics, chemicals, and food sectors. Mr. de la Cruz is AV PreeminentTM Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Representative Engagements:

• Formaldehyde Council, Inc.

• Styrene Information and Research Center, Inc.

• The Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc.

• Vinyl Institute, Inc.

• Vinyl Siding Institute, Inc.


Environmental Reporting & Recordkeeping Handbook, Chapter 8 - Air Emissions, with Jean-Cyril Walker (Government Institutes 2003).

Occupational Safety and Health Law Handbook, Chapter 4 - General Duty Clause (Government Institutes 2001).

• Food for Thought: The Emergence of Power Buyers and its Challenge to Competition Analysis, with W. Borghesani, 4 Stan. J.L. Bus. & Fin. 39 (1997).

• Environmental and Workplace Safety: A Guide for University, Hospital, and School Managers, with J. O'Reilly and P. Hagan, Van Nostrand Reinhold (1996).

• The Clean Air Act Amendments: BNA's Comprehensive Analysis of the New Law, chapter V - Air Toxics, Bureau of National Affairs (1991).


Sep 25, 2013 Keller and Heckman Attorneys to Present a Course for the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

Oct 18, 2012 Peter de la Cruz, Herb Estreicher, and Eric Gotting to Host a Webinar for Personal Care Products Council Member Companies

Oct 18, 2011 Partner Peter de la Cruz to Speak at Vinyltec 2011

Oct 04, 2011 Peter de la Cruz to Participate in Environmental Law Institute (ELI) webinar

Apr 30, 2010 TSCA Reform Update: Keller and Heckman LLP Hosts Webinar on TSCA REFORM


Nov 15, 2007 Introduction to REACH
Apr 23, 2008 Knowledge Idea Swap - Running a Research / Statistical Program
Sep 23, 2008 Advanced Chemical Control Course: Managing a Shifting Regulatory Climate - Washington, D.C.
Oct 24, 2011 Register Today! - Chemical Control Law Seminar - October 24-26, 2011
Jun 28, 2012 Register Today for a Webinar: The Substitution Principle Comes to California -- Learning from the EU Experience - June 28, 2012
Sep 13, 2012 Registration is Closed - A Webinar focusing on The Committee Mark-up of Senator Frank Lautenberg's Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 - September 13, 2012
Jun 11, 2013 Registration is Closed - A Webinar on TSCA Modernization and The Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013
Dec 18, 2013 OSHA 30/30 - Updates with Manesh Rath
Jan 15, 2014 OSHA Inspection of Whistleblower Complaints Based Primarily on Termination Following A Safety Complaint
Aug 20, 2014 OSHA 30/30 - August 20, 2014


Oct 04, 2013 What is California Up To? - The Initial List of Candidate Chemicals is Published
Aug 05, 2013 EPA Proposes Rules to Implement the Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products and Deviates Greatly from California's Standard
Aug 05, 2013 Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Holds Hearing on TSCA Reform
Jun 19, 2013 Dual Column Integrated Presentation of TSCA and CSIA
May 22, 2013 Summary - Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013
Apr 24, 2013 Statistical Programs Under Antitrust Scrutiny
Nov 15, 2012 It's the evidence; IARC Group 2B Proposition 65
Sep 06, 2012 Review Commission Decision Invites OSHA to Implement I2P2 through an Expansive New Interpretation of Existing Construction Accident Prevention Program Standard
Aug 23, 2012 Western Sugar v. ADM: Member Liability for Association Action
Aug 15, 2012 Summary of the Committee Mark-up of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 (S. 847)
Apr 10, 2012 Insights on TSCA Reform and Chemical Prioritization
Mar 02, 2012 Client Alert: EPA Identifies 7 Initial Work Plan Chemicals for 2012 Risk Assessment
Feb 14, 2012 KH Workplace Update
Oct 06, 2011 EPA Proposes Amendments to Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
Aug 19, 2011 New York Judge Dismisses False Advertising Suit Against USGBC
Jul 29, 2011 Potential Amendments to California Composite Wood Products Regulation
Mar 11, 2011 The Constantly Pending PMN: Low Volume Exemption Applications Are Living Documents
Sep 20, 2010 Environmental Business Alert: End-of-Year Deadline to Nominate Existing Chemicals for Taiwan Inventory Nears
Sep 03, 2009 Litigation Update: Challenge to Proposition 65 Proposed Labor Code Listings
Aug 01, 2008 Department of Labor Submits Draft Proposed Rule on Occupational Risk Assessment to OMB for Review
May 15, 2008 FTC Green Packaging Workshop
Mar 10, 2008 Environmental Alert - FTC Plans Green Packaging Workshop
Aug 06, 2007 Environmental Advisory - Supreme Court Clarifies CERCLA Cost - Recovery Process
Apr 12, 2007 Association News Alert
Nov 15, 2006 Environmental Business Alert
Sep 22, 2006 Environmental Advisory: California Perchlorate BMPs Apply to Consumer Products
Jan 17, 2006 Workplace Alert January 2006 Recent Proposed Rule by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Requires Companies to Preserve Evidence Related to Chemical Accidents
Nov 14, 2005 Environmental Advisory EPA's New All Appropriate Inquiries Rule: Standardizing Environmental Due Diligence
Jan 19, 2005 OSHA/Employment Law Alert - OSHA Standards Improvement Project - Phase II Final Rule
Dec 12, 2003 Environmental Alert (December 12, 2003)
Jun 01, 2003 Environmental Reporting and Recordkeeping: Sound Strategies and Legal Insights
Jan 01, 1996 The Environmental and Workplace Safety Guide for University, Hospital, and School Managers


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Peter L. de la Cruz

Suite 500 West, 1001 G Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20001


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