Tracey Cushing Gilliam is a Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel – Litigation for MetLife. She joined the company on August 24, 2015.
In her position, Gilliam leads the Litigation Section of MetLife’s Legal Affairs Department, with responsibility for the management and oversight of litigation matters and processes the strategic management of litigation outcomes and risks, leadership, and public disclosure of MetLife’s key material litigation matters. She also serves as legal advisor to members of senior management and other business leaders across the Company.
Prior to joining MetLife, Gilliam served as Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co., with responsibility for leading the Collections Litigation Legal Group. She also provided firm-wide legal support for JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s sworn documents program, as well as the Consumer & Community Banking business’s controls, compliance, risk management, and audit teams.
Gilliam joined JPMorgan Chase & Co. in 2000 and, from 2010 to 2012, was Special Counsel to the General Counsel. She was also previously a member of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Litigation Department, where she represented Investment Bank, Private Equity, and Retail Financial Services clients. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase & Co., Gilliam was associated with Shearman & Sterling in New York.
Gilliam received a J.D. from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia and received a B.A. in Religion from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. She has been admitted to practice before the New York and Massachusetts State Bars, the District of Columbia Bar, the Federal District Court of Massachusetts, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
She is a mediator in the New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division and volunteers as an arbitrator in the Small Claims Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York. She is also a member of the New York Women’s Bar Association, and the National Association of Women Lawyers, served on the Leadership 35 Committee of the National Women’s Law Center, and is involved with the nonprofit organization Play Rugby USA.
Tracey and her husband Greg live in Westchester with their three children, Piper, Bailey and Sam. Tracey is an avid hiker and skier, and enjoys Soul Cycle, running, and playing rugby once a year with her former teammates from the New York Rugby Club.