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The governing body of the Vance Center is the Vance Center Committee, which is composed of leading members of the legal profession in New York City, including law firm partners, members of the judiciary, corporate officers, government officials, and representatives from NGOs. They provide core funding and are actively engaged in the Vance Center's day-to-day activities. The current members of the Vance Center committee are:



Edwin S. Maynard, Chair | Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
S. Todd Crider, Vice Chair | Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Antonia E. Stolper, Vice Chair
| Shearman & Sterling

Law Firm Members

Maurice Blanco | Davis Polk & Wardwell

Hunter Carter | Arent Fox

Carmen Amalia Corrales | Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Michael L. Fitzgerald and Taisa Markus | Paul Hastings

Michael J. Gillespie | Debevoise & Plimpton

Rubén Kraiem | Covington & Burling

Jonathan Hamilton | White & Case

Marcia Maack | Mayer Brown

Lorraine S. McGowen | Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Marcelo A. Mottesi | Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy 

Inosi M. Nyatta | Sullivan & Cromwell

Richard L. Levine | Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Kenneth Rivlin | Allen & Overy

Marc M. Rossell and Julissa Reynoso | Chadbourne & Parke

Patricia Menendez- Cambo | Greenburg Traurig

Paul T. Schnell | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Sabrena Silver | Linklaters

Ruti Smithline | Morrison & Foerster

Robert Cusumano | Crowell & Moring LLP

Timothy Wilkins | Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Carlos Martinez | Proskauer Rose LLP

Corporate Counsel Members

David E. McCraw | The New York Times Company
Eruch P. Nowrojee | the Carlyle Group
David J. Sorkin
| Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Public Service Members

Carrie Cohen | Office of U.S. Attorney for Southern District of New York
Hon. George B. Daniels|
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Elsie N. Vance

Emeritus Members

Michael A. Cooper | Sullivan & Cromwell
Evan A. Davis | Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton


Werner Ahlers | Sullivan & Cromwell
Debra L. Raskin | President, New York City Bar
Bret Parker | Executive Director, New York City Bar