JPMorgan Chase & Co has hired WilmerHale's rated co-chair of securities Stephen Cutler as worldwide general counsel. Cutler joined WilmerHale's Washington DC office in 2005. He was previously director of the US Securities and Exchange Commission's enforcement division from 1999. He will become executive vice-president, general counsel and head of worldwide legal and compliance and succeeds Joan Guggenheimer, who died earlier this year. He starts in February.