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2014

June 10, 2014
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We all know that public safety is the key to the quality of life and economic vitality of our City.  As District Attorney, my business is Public Safety.   Now, law...
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February 24, 2014
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Good morning Chairwoman Gibson and Chairman Rodriguez and members of the Committees on Public Safety and Transportation. I am Chief Assistant District Attorney Karen Friedman Agnifilo and I am presenting...
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January 29, 2014
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Good morning Superintendent Lawsky and members of the Department of Financial Services. I am New York County District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. Thank you for the opportunity today to...
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2013

December 03, 2013
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I want to thank the Thompson Reuters Foundation for inviting me to speak at Trust Women, and giving me the opportunity to meet with survivors, advocates, community, legal and business...
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September 19, 2013
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  Good morning.  My name is Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., and I am the District Attorney of New York County.  I first want to thank Chief Judge Lippman, Chief Administrative Judge...
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September 18, 2013
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Thank you to Co-Chairs Fitzpatrick, Rice, and Williams, and to the entire Commission, for the invitation to testify today. By way of background, I have been District Attorney of New...
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September 10, 2013
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I would like to thank the Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel for inviting me, and each of you for coming here today. It is a...
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May 20, 2013
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New York White Collar Crime Policy in 2013: Too Late to Enter the 21st Century? Thanks to John Savarese for that generous introduction and thank you to the White Collar Crime...
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May 15, 2013
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  Good morning. It is truly a privilege to be speaking with you today, and I thank the Crime Commission and Richard Aborn for extending the invitation.     The Crime Commission has...
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February 14, 2013
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  “I’d like to start off by thanking FIBA for the opportunity to speak at their 13th annual Anti-Money Laundering conference. It could not come at a more critical time. Investigations...
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January 22, 2013
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New York, NY
Thank you for the opportunity to present the views of the Manhattan DistrictAttorney’s Office on combating no-fault insurance fraud in New York. By wayof background, I currently serve as the...
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2012

June 20, 2012
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New York, NY
I am grateful for the invitation to speak once again to members of the New York City Bar Association, this time on a topic that has developed and tempered in...
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June 12, 2012
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250 Broadway, 14th Floor
Good afternoon Chairman Vallone and members of the Public Safety Committee. My name is Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., and I am the District Attorney of New York County. Thank you...
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June 11, 2012
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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Good Morning and thank you for your kind welcome. I’m pleased to be here this morning to join President Travis in welcoming you to our Second Crime Summit. I want to thank...
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April 23, 2012
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West End Collegiate Church
Good Afternoon.  It is my great honor to welcome all of you to the 27th Annual Crime Victims’ Candlelight Vigil. This year’s theme is “Honoring Victims, Supporting Families.”  Today, we remember...
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March 21, 2012
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Legislative Office Building, Albany, New York
Good morning and thank you for inviting me to the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s Legislative Awareness Day. NYSCADV has supported many of my office’s legislative initiatives and...
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March 14, 2012
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We appreciate the opportunity to address the Mayor’s Fiscal Year 2013 Preliminary Budget and highlight the important work of the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Support for District Attorneys Offices...
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February 27, 2012
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Good afternoon Chairwoman Ferreras and members of the Committee on Women’s Issues.  I am New York County District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. Thank you for this opportunity to discuss...
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February 17, 2012
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Federal Hall National Memorial
  Good morning everybody.  Thank you Andrea  for that kind introduction.   To our country’s newest citizens – welcome and congratulations!  Give yourself a round of applause.  It is truly a privilege for...
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February 07, 2012
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New York University School of Law
  Thank you to Rachel Barkow for that generous introduction, and to NYU Law School for inviting me to speak here today.  It is truly a pleasure to be here with...
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2011

December 15, 2011
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Res. No. 821 - Resolution calling on the United States Congress to pass and the President to sign into law H.R.591/S.35, which would close the background check loophole at gun...
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December 06, 2011
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New York University
    I am most grateful for this opportunity to discuss with you how all of us who play a role in the criminal justice system can work together to enhance the...
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November 14, 2011
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Washington, D.C.
I want to thank the American Bankers Association and the American Bar Association for organizing this conference, and for inviting me here today. It is a great pleasure to speak...
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June 13, 2011
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Good afternoon Chairman Vallone, Chairwoman Ferreras, and members of the Committees on Public Safety and Women’s Issues.  I am District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.   Thank you for this opportunity...
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April 26, 2011
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Thank you for the opportunity to present the views of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office on combating no-fault insurance fraud in New York.  My name is Daniel Alonso, and I...
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February 14, 2011
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District Attorney, New York County
Thank you, Bill. Thank you for the invitation, and, more importantly, thank you and the Rudin family for the great legacy of the Association for a Better New York. ABNY was...
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January 24, 2011
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District Attorney, New York County
Thanks to my friend Harlan Levy for that generous introduction, and thank you to the Council on Criminal Justice for inviting me to speak here tonight. As a former member...
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2010

October 28, 2010
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Seventh Annual Wiley A. Branton – Howard Law Journal Symposium
 I want to thank Howard University School of Law and Law Journal for inviting me to speak at this year’s Wiley A. Branton – Howard Law Journal Symposium, on the...
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October 20, 2010
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Cornell Curia Society
Not long ago, the head of Interpol asked an audience of academics and lawyers an intriguing question:  Imagine that, somewhere in New York City, there lies hidden a sleeper cell...
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