(New York, May 13, 2014)—Stephen M. Cutler has been elected to the Board of Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, it was announced today by Daniel Brodsky, the Museum’s Chairman. The election took place at the May 13 meeting of the Board.
“The Metropolitan Museum’s Board is comprised of individuals who are deeply committed to the Museum’s mission and have the diversity of interests and experience necessary to oversee such a complex organization,” Mr. Brodsky stated. “As a lawyer who has served as a leader in the federal government, as a partner in private practice and as in-house counsel to a major bank, Steve has distinguished himself as a lawyer of great accomplishment and integrity. I speak for the Board, when I say that we all very much look forward to welcoming Steve and to working with him.”
Mr. Cutler is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and a member of the firm's Operating Committee. From 2005 to 2007, he was a partner and co-chair of the Securities Department in the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in Washington, D.C.
As Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement from 2001 to 2005, he oversaw the Commission’s investigations of Enron and WorldCom, as well as those involving New York Stock Exchange specialists, research analyst conflicts, and mutual fund market timing and revenue sharing. He joined the SEC as Deputy Director of Enforcement in 1999.
Mr. Cutler is a 1982 graduate (summa cum laude) of Yale University and a 1985 graduate of Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. He clerked on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for Judge Dorothy W. Nelson, and was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Law in the Public Interest in Los Angeles.
He serves as a board member of the Legal Action Center, the National Women’s Law Center, the Pro Bono Partnership and the Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York.
Mr. Cutler lives in the New York area with his wife and their two children.
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May 13, 2014