Cyrus Vance

Cyrus Vance

Manhattan District Attorney

New York County District Attorney's Office

He is a recognized leader in criminal justice reform with a compelling vision for moving the Manhattan District Attorney's Office forward, with a focus on crime prevention. Mr. Vance began his legal career in the Manhattan district attorney’s office during the 1980s. As an assistant district attorney, he handled cases involving murder, organized crime, public corruption, and white-collar crime. After leaving, Mr. Vance moved to Seattle, and co-founded McNaul Ebel Nawrot Helgren & Vance, PLLC. In 2004, Mr. Vance returned to New York and became a partner at Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer, P.C.. He served by appointment of the governor of New York as a member of the New York State Appellate Division, First Department, Judicial Screening Panel, and was a member of the New York State Commission on Sentencing Reform. Mr. Vance 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. In July 2011, Mr. Vance was elected by his peers to serve as president of the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York for the 2012 term. Mr. Vance also serves as co-chair of the New York State Permanent Commission on Sentencing. Mr. Vance was reelected as the district attorney of New York County on November 5, 2013.