New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo recently named Shirin Emami as Acting Superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services
(NYDFS). She is the second acting superintendent since the resignation of Benjamin Lawsky, who left NYDFS in June 2015 for a private-sector position specializing in cyber security research and consulting. Ms. Emami replaces Anthony Albanese, who also left for the private sector.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Emami served as both the Executive Deputy Superintendent and the General Counsel of the NYDFS Banking Division. Prior to joining NYDFS, she served as an attorney at several large financial institutions, including Barclays Investment Bank, J.P. Morgan, and WestLB. Governor Cuomo will presumably select a new permanent superintendent when the State Legislature comes back into session in 2016.