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The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Directors' Lunch with Cyrus Vance, Jr., Manhattan District Attorney, in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

If you read the New York Times, you may think the Manhattan District Attorney is totally consumed with high profile cases like Dominique Strauss-Kahn, but in fact District Attorney Vance has established himself as an innovative prosecutor of a type of crime almost unheard of a decade ago—cybercrime.

Nationwide, the number of cybercrimes reported has risen from about 16,000 in 2000 to over 300,000 in 2010. Vance says, "The Internet is the crime scene of the 21st Century." Since taking office in January 2010, Vance has reorganized and consolidated the resources of the District Attorney's Office by creating the Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau, the Major Economic Crimes Bureau, the Special Victims Bureau, the Public Integrity Unit, the Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit, the Hate Crimes Unit, and the groundbreaking Crime Strategies Unit.

Mr. Vance began his legal career in the Manhattan DA's Office during the high-crime era of the 1980s. As an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Vance handled cases involving murder, organized crime, public corruption, and white-collar crime. After leaving the DA's Office, Vance moved to Seattle, where he co-founded McNaul, Ebel, Nawrot, Helgren & Vance, PLLC, one of the pre-eminent litigation firms in the Northwest. During his time in Seattle, Mr. Vance taught trial advocacy as an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law. From 2004 until his election to district attorney, Vance was a partner at Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer, P.C. in New York. Mr. Vance has been a member of the New York State Appellate Division and the New York State Commission on Sentencing Reform. He previously served as a member of the Criminal Justice Council of the New York City Bar Association, the Federal Bar Council, and the New York Council of Defense Lawyers. He was a member of the Boards of Directors of the Fund for Modern Courts, the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, and the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation. Today, he is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and serves as co-chair of the New York State Permanent Commission on Sentencing.

Mr. Vance was born and raised in Manhattan, and is a graduate of Yale University and Georgetown University Law Center.



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