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New Wall Street Cop Vullo Looks to Shake Comparisons to Lawsky

June 17, 2016, 4:00 AM

Maria Vullo was tired of being asked about the last guy to police New York’s banks—whether she would be a “sheriff” like him and if she could fill his boots.

“I don’t wear boots,” she told a committee of state senators last week. “I am going to be Maria Vullo.”

The state’s senators unanimously approved Vullo as the superintendent of New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) on June 15, a year after the exit of the last permanent superintendent. The job gives Vullo, a 52-year-old lawyer from Brooklyn, oversight of banks and insurers that operate in the U.S. through a ...