Benjamin Lawsky

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Benjamin Lawsky
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New York Superintendent of Financial Services
Incumbent
In office
May 24, 2011 - Present
Years in position 3
PartyNon-partisan
Compensation
Base salary$127,000
Elections and appointments
Appointed2011
Appointed byGov. Andrew Cuomo (D)
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Chief of Staff, Gov. Andrew Cuomo
January 2011-May 2011
Special Assistant to the New York Attorney General
2007-2010
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York
2001-2006
Education
Bachelor'sColumbia College (1992)
J.D.Columbia Law School (1995)
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Benjamin Lawsky is the New York Superintendent of Financial Services. He is the first person to serve in this role since the office was created in 2011.[1]

An April 2013 list of the 100 most powerful players in Albany by the newspaper City and State ranked Lawsky as number 52.[2]

Biography

Lawsky led Gov. Andrew Cuomo's initiative to consolidate the New York State banking and insurance departments, creating the Department of Financial Services. Prior to leading the department, he served as Cuomo's Chief of Staff and was Deputy Counselor and Special Assistant to then-Attorney General Cuomo.[1]

Education

  • Bachelor's degree, Columbia College, 1992
  • JD, Columbia Law School, 1995

Political career

New York Superintendent of Financial Services (2011-present)

Lawsky has served as New York Superintendent of Financial Services since May 24, 2011.

Appointments

2011

Lawsky was appointed as New York Superintendent of Financial Services by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) in 2011. He was unanimously confirmed by the state Senate on May 24, 2011.[3]

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Preceded by
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New York Superintendent of Financial Services
October 3, 2011–present
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