Lloyd N. Cutler was born in New York City. He has been a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering and a predecessor firm from 1946 to 1979 and from 1980 to 1990. In 1991 he became Counsel to the firm and is now Senior Counsel. In 1979-80, he served as Counsel to the President of the United States. From March through September 1994 he served as Special Counsel to the President of the United States.
He has also served as Special Counsel to the President on Ratification of SALT II Treaty, 1979-1 980; President’s Special Representative for Maritime Resource and Boundary Negotiations with Canada, 1977- 1979; Senior Consultant, President’s Commission on Strategic Forces (Scowcroft Commission), 1983-1984; as a member of the Quadrennial Commission on Legislative, Executive and Judicial Salaries, 1985, and as Chairman, 1989; Member, President’s Commission on Federal Ethics Law Reform, 1989.
He is a graduate of Yale College (B.A., 1936) and Yale Law School (LL.B., 1939) and was awarded a Yale honorary degree as Doctor of Laws in 1983. He was also awarded an honorary degree as Doctor of Laws from Princeton University in 1994. He was a founder and Co-Chairman of the Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights Under Law.
He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Salzburg Seminar, Co-Chairman of the Committee on the Constitutional System, a member of the Council of the American Law Institute, a trustee emeritus of The Brookings Institution and a member of its Executive Committee, and an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple. He has also served as a director of a number of national business corporations.