Ashley C. Lhérisson focuses her practice on complex securities litigation and enforcement matters, as well as government and internal investigations. She has experience representing global corporations, financial institutions and individuals in investigations and enforcement proceedings before the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and other regulatory organizations.

Ms. Lhérisson joined WilmerHale after working for several years as a litigation associate in the New York office of two international law firms. Ms. Lhérisson previously served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Robert D. Sack at the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, a law clerk for the Honorable Jane A. Restani at the US Court of International Trade, and a legal secondee at Goldman Sachs.

Ms. Lhérisson has been recognized by The National Black Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 lawyer for the past five years and named on the 2022 Rising List by the National Association of Women Lawyers. Ms. Lhérisson currently serves as Co-Chair of the SEO Junior Leadership Board and Co-Chair of the Pipeline to Practice Foundation. Ms. Lhérisson is also the former Governance Chair of Ms. JD’s Board of Directors and a former member of the New York City Bar Association’s Women in the Legal Profession Committee. 


  • Education

    • JD, Columbia Law School, 2017

      Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Henry J. Goldschmidt Scholar; Holthusen-Schindler Scholar; Frederick Douglass Moot Court: Winner of Best Brief Award; Black Law Students Association Articles Editor, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law
    • BA, Political Science, Columbia University, 2012

      cum laude Ronald E. McNair Fellow; Fulbright Finalist
  • Admissions

    • New York

    • California

    • District of Columbia

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Jane A. Restani, US Court of International Trade, 2017 - 2018



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