Stephen M. Cutler, General Counsel of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Legal Action Center Board Member, and Glenn E. Martin, Founder and President of JustLeadershipUSA, will be honored at LAC’s annual Arthur Liman Public Interest Awards Benefit. Mr. Cutler and Mr. Martin will receive the awards on October 20, 2015 at Tribeca Rooftop in Manhattan. The event will acknowledge their resolute commitment to public service and significant contributions to social justice.
Stephen M. Cutler was elected to the Legal Action Center Board of Directors in 2007, and has served on the agency’s finance committee as well as its benefit committee. That same year, Mr. Cutler joined JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he currently serves as a member of the firm’s Operating Committee. Previously, he was a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Securities Department. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Cutler served as Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement. Before joining the SEC as Deputy Director of Enforcement in 1999, Cutler was a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. Mr. Cutler is a 1985 graduate of Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal, and a 1982 graduate of Yale University. He also serves on the boards of the National Women’s Law Center, the Pro Bono Partnership, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“I am honored to receive such a prestigious award, which represents what Arthur Liman believed in: that every lawyer has a duty to serve the public good. For the past eight years, my duty has been to guide the Legal Action Center’s mission of helping people to rebuild their lives with dignity, and I am truly grateful for that experience.” said Mr. Cutler.
Glenn E. Martin founded JustLeadershipUSA in January 2014, a national advocacy organization dedicated to cutting the US correctional population in half by 2030. Prior to this, Mr. Martin served as the Vice President of Development and Public Affairs at The Fortune Society and held several positions at the Legal Action Center, including Co-Director of its National HIRE Network. Mr. Martin is also the co-founder of the Education from the Inside Out Coalition, a 2014 Echoing Green Black Male Achievement Fellow, a 2012 America’s Leaders of Change National Urban Fellow, and a member of the governing boards of the College and Community Fellowship, the Reset Foundation, and the California Partnership for Safe Communities. He also serves on the advisory board of the Vera Institute’s National Public Health and Mass Incarceration Initiative, the National Network for Safe Communities, and the Executive Session on Community Corrections at Harvard Kennedy School.
“My journey as a national criminal justice reform advocate launched at the Legal Action Center almost 15 years ago, so I couldn’t feel more privileged to not only continue to partner with them regularly, but to be honored at their annual benefit. Inspired by the agency’s longstanding commitment to the pursuit of justice and the courageous and passionate leaders of LAC, I founded JustLeadershipUSA to build upon our shared mission.” said Mr. Martin.
The Arthur Liman Public Interest Awards, created in 1998, honor the memory, and continue the legacy, of the Legal Action Center’s Founding Chairman, Arthur L. Liman. Honorees are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in the legal community and steadfast commitment to serving the underrepresented.
About the Legal Action Center:
Legal Action Center (LAC) is the only not-for-profit law and policy organization in the United States whose sole mission is to advocate for improving access to care, eliminating discrimination, expanding justice, and promoting other sound public policies on behalf of people in recovery or still suffering from addiction, people with criminal records, and people with HIV/AIDS. For more than four decades, LAC has worked to combat the stigma and prejudice that keep these individuals out of the mainstream of society. The Legal Action Center is committed to helping people reclaim their lives, maintain their dignity, and participate fully in society as productive, responsible citizens.