NY's Cuomo nominates lawyer, ex-staffer as top financial regulator

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 21, 2016 10:40 AM

(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has tapped Maria Vullo, a New York lawyer and former staffer, as the state's top financial regulator, his office said on Thursday.

Vullo's nomination as superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) comes more than eight months after the May, 2015 departure of former superintendent Benjamin Lawsky.

Vullo, a litigator from New York law firm Paul Weiss, also served as Executive Deputy Attorney General for Economic Justice in 2010 under then New York State Attorney General Cuomo.

(Reporting by Suzanne Barlyn; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)