Stephen M. Cutler is a litigation partner at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he advises companies, boards and senior executives on government and internal investigations, corporate governance and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation.  Previously, he was a Vice Chairman at JPMorgan Chase & Co., following eight years as the company’s General Counsel, including during the financial crisis.  Before joining JPMorgan Chase, Mr. Culter served for nearly four years as Director of the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, where he oversaw the Commission’s investigations of public companies, as well as broker-dealers and investment advisors.  Mr. Cutler received his college degree (summa cum laude) from Yale University and his law degree from Yale Law School, where he was an Editor of the Yale Law Journal.  Following law school, Mr. Cutler clerked for Judge Dorothy W. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Mr. Cutler serves on the boards of the 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). 

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