A View from Manhattan
Naval Institute Commodore Michael Wiseman, managing partner at the Sullivan & Cromwell (S&C) law firm in New York City, hosted and sponsored a reception in late February, featuring as keynote speaker Institute CEO Retired Vice Admiral Pete Daly. The gathering stimulated discussion of the global role of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, while introducing the Institute to a new audience.
Attendees—the 50-plus guests included several dozen of the firm’s partners—looked out at Governor’s Island and the Statue of Liberty from the S&C headquarters, perched on New York Harbor. More than 100 years ago, founder William Nelson Cromwell represented the New Panama Canal Company while actively promoting the canal’s construction. Admiral Daly made note of the significance in naval history, noting as well former S&C chairman and diplomat Arthur Dean’s role in negotiating the Treaty on the Law of the Sea more than 50 years ago.