Stephen Cutler, vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase and a former SEC enforcement director, was named Thursday to be a new Large-Firm Governor on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s Board.
Cutler was appointed to complete the term of former Gov. Gregory Fleming, who resigned his board seat earlier this year.
Cutler joined JPMorgan as its general counsel in 2007 from the law firm of WilmerHale in Washington, where he was a partner and co-chair of the firm’s securities department. He served as director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division from 2001 to 2005.
Before joining the SEC in 1999, he was a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, where he worked for 11 years.
Cutler obtained his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Yale and his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.
“FINRA will benefit from Steve’s depth of industry and regulatory knowledge in advancing our mission of protecting investors and ensuring the integrity of our markets,” said Robert Cook, FINRA’s president and CEO. “We are very fortunate to have Steve join the FINRA Board.”
FINRA’s Board of Governors are mainly public representatives, however 10 industry governors include three from large firms, one from medium-size firms, three from small firms, one floor member, one independent dealer/insurance affiliate and one investment company affiliate. FINRA’s CEO has the remaining seat.