Department of Financial Services
The New York State Department of Financial Services was created by transferring the functions of the New York State Banking Department and the New York State Insurance Department into a new department. DFS consists of the following Divisions: Banking, Insurance, Financial Frauds & Consumer Protection, Real Estate Finance and Capital Markets.
Manhattan District Attorney Investigation Division
The Investigation Division of the New York County District Attorney’s Office is a recognized leader in white collar and organized crime prosecutions due to its jurisdiction in one of the world’s centers for global trade and finance. This has led to a role for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office that is unusual for a local prosecutor. Because so many of the world’s financial transactions pass through New York’s markets, Manhattan District Attorney has jurisdiction to pursue cases that other local prosecutors cannot. Manhattan District Attorney launches proactive investigations that target individuals and entities who misuse financial institutions for illicit purpose, or whose conduct undermines the integrity and stability of financial institutions and markets. International money laundering, investment and securities fraud schemes, frauds perpetrated on the markets themselves, and cybercrime and computer security threats are a few such areas.