• St. Lawrence University, B.S., 2000
  • University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, M.P.P., 2002
  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., magna cum laude 2006

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Massachusetts

Christopher E. Wilcox


A seasoned senior Capitol Hill staffer, attorney, and former policy advisor to a governor, Chris Wilcox brings diverse state, federal and regulatory experience to the firm.

Professional Background

Chris Wilcox joined Williams & Jensen in 2018 after more than a dozen years in Congress and state government. Chris began his career as an aide to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) and later served as Legislative Counsel and staff to Rep. Michael Arcuri (D-NY), a member of the House Rules Committee, and as Legislative Director and Counsel to Rep. Val Demings (D-FL).

Between tours working in Congress, Chris served 5 years as a senior advisor on Native American Affairs for Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY). He was a lead negotiator on the Mohawk Indian Land Claim, helped draft the Oneida Nation of New York Settlement Agreement, its ratifying legislation and the statute establishing New York’s regulatory regime for commercial casino gaming.

Chris remains closely involved in Democratic political campaigns, and currently assists and advises a number of Congressional reelection campaigns. As a Principal at Williams & Jensen, Chris assists clients across a number of industries achieve their policy objectives and maintain relationships with members and staff of the Blue Dog Coalition, the New Democrat Coalition, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the National Governor’s Association.