The New York State Banking Department will continue to press for an overhaul of the state's Community Reinvestment Act, according to Derrick Cephas, who resigned as superintendent of banking two weeks ago.

In an interview in his new office at the Wall Street law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, where he is now a partner, Mr. Cephas said he believed that CRA reform at the federal level would come "within the next two sessions of Congress."

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