Statement by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., on the Confirmation of Janet DiFiore as Chief Judge

January 21, 2016

“I congratulate Janet DiFiore on her confirmation as Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals. Throughout her distinguished career – including, most recently, as District Attorney – she has been universally admired for her intelligence, knowledge of the law, and an unwavering commitment to fairness in our justice system. I am confident, as she takes on this new and important role, she will be regarded as one of the court’s great chief judges.”