New York State Insurance Department.
** Mark Peters, the former chief of the public integrity unit for Eliot Spitzer when he was attorney general, was appointed special deputy to the superintendent of the New York State Insurance Department. He will be in charge of the New York Liquidation Bureau and report to Acting Superintendent Eric Dinallo. The bureau acts on the superintendent's behalf in the discharging of his statutorily defined duties to protect the interests of the policyholders and creditors of insurance companies that have been declared impaired or insolvent. Peters joins the bureau from the law firm of Scarola Ellis, where he has been a partner since 2006. In 2005, he ran for Brooklyn district attorney. Prior to joining Scarola Ellis, he was in charge, statewide, of all government corruption prosecutions for the Attorney General's Office as chief of the public integrity unit. From 1999 until 2001, Peters served as deputy chief of Spitzer's civil rights bureau.