New York Governor Nominates Head of the Department of Financial Services
January 21, 2016

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today nominated Maria T. Vullo to serve as the Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services. Vullo is an experienced senior litigator and manager, with more than 25 years of practice in business litigation and investigations. She is of counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where she was a partner for 20 years. She previously oversaw the Economic Justice Division in the Office of the New York State Attorney General.

Over the course of her career, Vullo’s legal experience has included matters involving securities and other fraud, real estate, health care, insurance, tax, consumer protection, bankruptcy, antitrust, constitutional and environmental law. She was selected twice by the New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination as a candidate for Associate Judge on the Court of Appeals.

In 2010 Vullo served as Executive Deputy Attorney General for Economic Justice under then New York State Attorney General Cuomo. There she oversaw the Bureaus of Investor Protection, Antitrust, Real Estate Finance, Consumer Frauds and Internet.

She earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law, an M.P.A. from the New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service as part of its Executive Leadership Program, and a B.A. from the College of Mount Saint Vincent.


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