Last Thursday, Gov. Cuomo announced the nomination of Maria Vullo to serve as Superintendent of the state Department of Financial Services (DFS). She is currently of counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. She previously served as Executive Deputy Attorney General for Economic Justice under then-Attorney General Cuomo, where she oversaw the Bureaus of Investor Protection, Antitrust, Real Estate Finance, Consumer Frauds and Internet.

Gov. Cuomo said:

“Maria Vullo is a dedicated, tough and fair litigator with the right combination of public and private sector experience needed to lead the Department of Financial Services. Maria has shown an immovable commitment to upholding the law and protecting consumers, and I am confident that she would be a strong and tireless advocate for the people of New York as Superintendent.”

DFS oversees financial services in the state, including insurance and banking activities. Ms. Vullo’s nomination is subject to Senate confirmation.