NYS agency chief to speak at 27th annual Briloff Lecture

2013-10-03

BINGHAMTON, NY -- Benjamin M. Lawsky, New York state's first Superintendent of Financial Services, will be the speaker for the 27th Annual Abraham J. Briloff Lecture on Accountability and Society at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Anderson Center Chamber Hall on campus. This event is free and open to the public.

Lawsky led Gov. Andrew Cuomo's initiative to make the Department of Financial Services, which includes the former New York State Banking and Insurance departments, into a modern, unified financial regulator. As superintendent, he supervises all insurance companies in the state, all New York state-chartered depository institutions and the majority of United States-based branches and agencies of foreign banking institutions. He was recently in the news for investigating conflicts of interest among bank consulting firms and exposing the practice of shadow-insurance transactions by New York-based firms.

The annual lecture series is named in honor of Abraham J. Briloff, the presidential professor of accounting and ethics at Binghamton University and Emanuel Saxe Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Bernard Baruch College. Over his long and distinguished career, Briloff has been recognized as the ethical conscience of the accounting profession and was awarded the University Medal for his contributions to the field.

The School of Management sponsors the Briloff lecture series, which brings the accounting, business and campus communities together to contemplate topics of business ethics. For more information, contact Debbie Standard at standar@binghamton.edu or 607-777-2314.

Last Updated: 9/17/13