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Stephen M. Cutler

Stephen M. Cutler

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

New York, NY, USA


Stephen M. Cutler is a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.  Steve advises companies, boards and senior executives on government and internal investigations, corporate governance and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation.

Prior to joining the Firm earlier in 2018, Steve was Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase & Co., after serving as the company’s General Counsel for nine years, including during the financial crisis.

Steve was Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement from 2001 to 2005, during some of the most active years in the agency’s history.  While at the SEC, he oversaw 1,100 employees and led the agency’s investigations of numerous high-profile financial reporting, broker-dealer and investment advisor matters. 

Both before and immediately following his tenure at the SEC, Steve was a partner at an international law firm in Washington, D.C., where his practice focused on government and internal investigations and market regulation.

Steve received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Yale University where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. He served as a Law Clerk to Judge Dorothy Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Steve currently serves on the boards of the Legal Action Center, the National Women’s Law Center and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  He previously served on the board of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and, early in his career, was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Law in the Public Interest in Los Angeles.  He has also been a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and Columbia Law School.

Stephen M. Cutler is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Crisis Management: The Advanced Course - 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 13, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Wells Fargo, News Release, Wells Fargo Chairman and CEO John Stumpf Outlines a Series of New Actions to Strengthen Culture and Rebuild Trust of Customers and Team Members at Senate Banking Committee Hearing (September 20, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Wells Fargo, News Release, Wells Fargo CEO Shares Updates on Company’s Rebuilding Trust Efforts in Companywide Message (August 4, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Wells Fargo, News Release, Independent Directors of Wells Fargo Conducting Investigation of Retail Banking Sales Practices and Related Matters (September 27, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Wells Fargo., Living Our Values, Inside the Stagecoach, Perspective on September 8 Settlement Announcement, A Message from John Stumpf, Chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo & Company (September 8, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Wells Fargo, News Release, Wells Fargo Board Releases Findings of Independent Investigation of Retail Banking Sales Practices and Related Matters (April 10, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Wells Fargo, News Release, Wells Fargo Chairman and CEO John Stumpf Provides an Update on Actions to Address Wrongful Sales Practices in the Company’s Retail Bank (September 29, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Wells Fargo, News Release, Wells Fargo Announces Actions Based on Retail Banking Sales Practices Investigation (February 21, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Wells Fargo, News Release, Wells Fargo to Eliminate Product Sales Goals for Retail Bankers (September 13, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Wells Fargo, News Release, Wells Fargo Statement Regarding Board Investigation into the Community Bank’s Retail Sales Practices (April 10, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Wells Fargo, News Release, Wells Fargo Issues Statement on Agreement Related to Sales Practices (September 8, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Wells Fargo, News Release, Wells Fargo Reiterates Commitment to Building a Better Bank with Open Letter to Customers (April 4, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Wells Fargo, News Release, Wells Fargo Chairman, CEO John Stumpf Retires; Board of Directors Elects Tim Sloan CEO, Director; Appoints Lead Director Stephen Sanger Chairman, Director Elizabeth Duke Vice Chair (October 12, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Wells Fargo, News Release, Wells Fargo Announces Executive Compensation Actions to Promote Accountability (March 1, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Crisis Management: The Advanced Course - Crisis Management: The Advanced Course , Monday, November 13, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Crisis Management: The Advanced Course - Crisis Management: The Advanced Course , Monday, November 13, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Crisis Management: The Advanced Course - Crisis Management: The Advanced Course , Monday, November 13, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Sunday, December 03, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2019, Friday, March 08, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2019, Friday, March 08, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2019, Friday, March 08, 2019, Nashville, TN
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2019, Friday, March 08, 2019, Columbus, OH
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2019, Friday, March 08, 2019, Cleveland, OH
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2019, Friday, March 08, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2019, Friday, March 08, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2019, Friday, March 08, 2019, Boston, MA
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2019, Friday, March 08, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
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