SCW Cultural Arts at Emanuel presents video conversation with former Assistant. Watergate Special Prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks and former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama Joyce Vance

SCW Cultural Arts at Emanuel presents video conversation with former Assistant. Watergate Special Prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks  and former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama Joyce Vance
Jill Wine-Banks, Joyce Vance & Errol Louis

On Sunday, Jan. 28 at 3:00 PM, Stephen C. Widom Cultural Arts at Emanuel will present a virtual Video Conversation with Prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks and U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance, moderated by NY1 news anchor, host of Inside City Hall, and CNN political analyst, Errol Louis.

They will discuss the upcoming 2024 presidential election and the legal challenges ahead.

Jill Wine-Banks combines experience as a senior corporate executive and nonprofit CEO and COO with a successful legal career in government and private practice and service on corporate and civic boards.

She was one of the three Assistant Watergate Special Prosecutors in the Watergate obstruction of justice trial against President Nixon’s top aides in which the President was named an unindicted co-conspirator.

At the conclusion of the Watergate case, she entered private practice before being named General Counsel of the U.S. Army by President Carter.  In the Pentagon, she supervised the world’s largest law firm, was a member of the Army Policy and Procurement Council and GC of the Panama Canal Corporation.

She has served as Solicitor General and then Deputy Attorney General of Illinois.

She was later appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer of the American Bar Association, the largest professional association in America.

She continues to hold major corporate and government posts and engage in numerous civic and charitable activities.

Jill Wine-Banks’ book, “The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President,” has been optioned by Katie Holmes to become a movie.

She is currently a legal analyst on MSNBC, a co-host of two Politicon podcasts, #SistersInLaw with 3 other MSNBC contributors (Joyce Vance, Kimberly Atkins Stohr and Barbara McQuade) talking about pressing legal issues each week and iGenPolitics with Victor Shi, a college student, bringing an intergenerational approach to political issues with interviews of leading politicians, activists and journalists.

Joyce White Vance is a Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law.

She served as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama from 2009 to 2017. She was nominated for that position by President Barack Obama in May of 2009 and unanimously confirmed by the Senate in August of 2009.

Professor Vance served on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee and was the co-chair of its Criminal Practice Subcommittee.

As U.S. Attorney, she was responsible for overseeing all federal criminal investigations and prosecutions in north Alabama, including matters involving civil rights, national security, cybercrime, public corruption, health care and corporate fraud, violent crime and drug trafficking.

She was also responsible for affirmative and defensive civil litigation on behalf of the government and for all federal criminal and civil appeals.

Before becoming U.S. Attorney, Professor Vance served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Birmingham for 18 years. She spent ten years as a criminal prosecutor, before moving to the Appellate Division in 2002. She became the Chief of that Division in 2005.

Prior to her work as a federal prosecutor, she spent six years as a litigator in private practice.

Professor Vance received a B.A. from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, magna cum laude, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

She recently received the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health’s Lou Wooster Public Health Hero Award for her leadership in creating a community-engaged initiative that included partners from law enforcement, the medical and business communities, and educators to address the heroin and opioid epidemic in northern Alabama. She is a frequent legal commentator on MSNBC and other news outlets.

This program is funded by Pamela & Daniel Perla.

Registration for this event is $15.

For further information, to register and purchase a ticket online, go to:

This event can be viewed through February 11th. To purchase a ticket after Jan. 28 at 2:00 PM, call 516.482.5701.

Please call 516.482.5701 if you have additional questions.

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