The New York State Department of Financial Services has appointed Richard Weber as general counsel.

In his most recent role, Weber was head of Financial Crime Prevention for the Americas at UBS, leading all areas of anti-money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, and sanctions compliance for the division. Before that role, he was head of Anti-Financial Crime for the Americas at Deutsche Bank, where he oversaw all financial and internal fraud investigations, analytics, and financial intelligence in the Americas. For more than five years, Weber was chief of the Criminal Investigation Division at the Internal Revenue Service of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Kevin Bishop, who has served as acting general counsel at the NYSDFS, will stay on as executive deputy general counsel, continuing to lead the department’s regulatory and legislative portfolios.