Prize Day Speaker: Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., District Attorney of New York County and an alumnus of Groton’s Form of 1973, will be the keynote speaker at Prize Day. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. on June 3 on the Circle.

Mr. Vance is a recognized leader in criminal justice reform; since taking office in January 2010, he 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, and the Hate Crimes Unit.

He began his legal career in the Manhattan DA’s Office during the high-crime era of the 1980s. As an Assistant District Attorney, he handled cases involving murder, organized crime, public corruption, and white-collar crime. After leaving the DA’s Office, he co-founded McNaul Ebel Nawrot Helgren & Vance, PLLC, a pre-eminent litigation firm in Seattle. In 2004, Mr. Vance returned to New York and became a partner at Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer, P.C.

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