Paul G. Cellupica has been Deputy Director of the Division of Investment Management at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) since November 2017. From 2014 to 2017 he was Managing Director and General Counsel for Securities Law at Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (“TIAA”), where his responsibilities included legal support for the TIAA-CREF fund complex. From 2004 through 2014 he worked in the Law Department of MetLife, Inc. in various senior roles, including as Chief Counsel for the Americas, where he had responsibility for legal support of MetLife’s insurance and financial services businesses in the U.S. and Latin America.
Between 1996 and 2004, Mr. Cellupica served at the SEC in a number of capacities in the Division of Investment Management and the Division of Enforcement. From 2001 to 2004, he was Assistant Director in the Division of Investment Management, where he oversaw rulemaking initiatives related to disclosure provided by mutual funds and variable insurance products. He received the SEC’s Martha Platt Award in 2002 in recognition of his exceptional dedication, professional excellence, and personal integrity, and was a joint recipient of the SEC’s Law and Policy Award in 2003. Before joining the SEC, Mr. Cellupica practiced at the law firm of Caplin & Drysdale in Washington, D.C., where his practice focused on securities and commercial litigation.
Mr. Cellupica has a B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard College and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, and was a law clerk for Judge David Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia.