I never was a lobbyist, contrary to what Arden Manning and others are saying," said Cutler. "I don’t think I ever registered as a lobbyist. You can’t be a lobbyist without registering and I don’t think I ever registered."
Cutler was, in fact, a registered lobbyist. In 1998 and 1999, government records show that he was a lobbyist for two clients at Cutler and Stanfield. From 2003 to 2006, while at Akin Gump, he was a registered lobbyist for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.