Peter Carter has served as Delta’s Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary since July 2015. As Chief Legal Officer, Peter oversees Delta’s legal, regulatory, compliance and government affairs groups worldwide and serves on the Delta Leadership Committee.
Peter focuses on ensuring Delta's freedom to operate, protecting Delta's brand and advocating for Delta's interests before policy makers around the world. He regularly engages with government stakeholders on matters relating to competition policy, alliances, privacy and compliance. During the height of the pandemic, he helped secure support from Congress and administration officials leading to the passage of the CARES Act. He has also been deeply involved in strengthening Delta's relationships with its international partners and helping to optimize its joint ventures.
Before joining Delta, Peter was a partner at the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, where he chaired the firm’s Policy Committee and the Securities Litigation and Enforcement practice group. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been recognized by numerous organizations and publications, including being honored with a Burton Award for public interest and being named one of the Best Lawyers in America for Bet-the-Company and Commercial Litigation, one of "America's Leading Business Lawyers" by Chambers USA, and Antitrust Lawyer of the year in 2013 by Best Lawyers in America.
Before joining Dorsey, Peter clerked for Judge James B. Loken at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Peter serves as a member of the Boards of the Delta Air Lines Foundation, the Chick Fil-A Foundation, The United Way of Greater Atlanta and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, which he chaired in 2020. He also previously served as a member of the State of Georgia Judicial Selection Commission.