David H. Tutor, a former Senior Counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, has joined WilmerHale as Special Counsel in New York.
Tutor spent seven years at the SEC, serving in the Enforcement Division’s Asset Management Unit and Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit, where he led some of the SEC’s most high-profile investigations. He also served as Counsel to the SEC’s New York Regional Director and Counsel to the Co-Directors of the Division of Enforcement. In 2022, he received the Stanley Sporkin Award, one of the SEC’s top awards for its enforcement officials. Prior to his time at the securities regulator, Tutor was an associate at an AmLaw 100 firm and a Special Assistant District Attorney for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York. He clerked for the Honorable Barbara S. Jones of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.
In private practice at WilmerHale, Tutor will represent clients in complex securities enforcement and litigation matters, including matters involving the SEC, the Department of Justice, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and other enforcement agencies.
Tutor earned his JD in 2010 from Columbia Law School, where he was an Alexander Hamilton Fellow and the Executive Managing Editor of the Columbia Law Review. He earned his BA, with honors, from Wesleyan University in 2006.