Chris Asta


Chris Asta

Senior Associate

  • Chris Asta is on secondment and not currently practicing at WilmerHale.

Chris Asta focuses his practice on government and regulatory litigation and provides strategic counsel to clients facing complex regulatory issues before various committees of the US Congress. 

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Asta served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert L. Wilkins of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and the Honorable Kimba M. Wood of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. 

Before pursuing a career in law, Mr. Asta co-owned a video production company in Brooklyn, New York.


  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" for government relations in the 2020 edition of Washington DC Super Lawyers

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  • Education

    • JD, New York University School of Law, 2014

      magna cum laude

      Order of the Coif, Notes Editor, New York University Law Review

    • BA, Film Theory and Production, Vassar College, 2003

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • New York

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Robert L. Wilkins, US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, 2015 - 2016

    • The Hon. Kimba M. Wood, US District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2014 - 2015