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Edward C. Mattes

New York, N.Y. (VLS Trustee since 2001)

Edward Mattes is Co Founder and CEO of Avant Garde Therapeutics and Technologies LLC, a targeted pharmacotherapy company focused on the formulation of chronic and acute care therapeutics and the optimal systems for their delivery. He is also President of ECMJR LLC, an executive search firm which specializes in the recruitment of partners for law firms and corporate general counsels. Ed was previously a Partner at the Ogdon Partnership from 1997 to 2006, where his practice focused on the recruitment of top general management including general counsels as well as partners for law firms. Prior to joining Ogdon he founded and headed UNISTAR, the private sector consulting arm of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). There his operation spanned more than seventy countries advising private, state-owned and privatized companies in general management, marketing, strategic planning and product development since 1986.

Ed is Co-Chairman of the New York State Bar Association Committee on the United Nations and Other International Organizations and a member of the Bars of New York and the District of Columbia. He is a Co-Owner of the Ogden Raptors baseball club, a minor league affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Oneonta Tigers, a minor league affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. He is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Vermont Law School where he co-chaired the Search Committee for the current President and Dean. He was formerly a Trustee and Treasurer of the Tuxedo Park School. He is a member of the Explorers Club and was a member of the 1998 Everest Extreme Expedition (E3), a telemedicine expedition sponsored by NASA, Yale Medical School, the MIT Media Lab and the Explorers Club. The expedition was profiled on ABC News Nightline, NBC's Today Show and chronicled daily by USA Today and

Ed holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania (1979), a JD from Vermont Law School (1983) and undertook courses in international law at Cambridge University (Summer 1981).