David Tutor represents clients in complex securities enforcement and litigation matters, including matters involving the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, FINRA, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and other enforcement agencies. Mr. Tutor joined WilmerHale after spending seven years as an attorney in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. During his time at the SEC, Mr. Tutor served in the Enforcement Division’s Asset Management Unit and Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit, leading some of the SEC’s most high-profile investigations. Mr. Tutor also served as Counsel to the SEC’s New York Regional Director and Counsel to the Co-Directors of the Division of Enforcement.

At the SEC, Mr. Tutor investigated and charged a wide range of investment adviser, investment company, broker-dealer, public company, and crypto matters. Mr. Tutor’s significant AMU matters included charging an investment adviser in connection with a more than $1 billion overvaluation scheme, charging a robo-adviser for making misleading statements and breaching its fiduciary duty, as well as for compliance failures related to its ESG disclosures, and charging an investment adviser with repeated Custody Rule and policies and procedures violations. Mr. Tutor’s significant crypto matters included charging an entity for operating an unregistered centralized digital asset exchange and charging fraud, illegal touting, and market manipulation in connection with multiple crypto offerings and tokens. In 2022, Mr. Tutor received the Stanley Sporkin Award, one of the SEC’s top awards for its enforcement officials.

Mr. Tutor previously clerked for the Honorable Barbara S. Jones of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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  • Education

    • JD, Columbia Law School, 2010

      Alexander Hamilton Fellowship; Lawrence A. Wein National Scholar; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar Executive Managing Editor, Columbia Law Review
    • BA, Wesleyan University, 2006

      with honors
  • Admissions

    • New York

    • Massachusetts

    • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York

    • US District Court for the Southern District of New York

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Barbara S. Jones, US District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2010 - 2011