Chris Winkelman returns to HVJT as Partner after serving as General Counsel to the National Republican Congressional Committee for three election cycles. While at the NRCC, he advised Members of Congress on high-visibility ethics and campaign matters while directing staff and overseeing day-to-day compliance needs. In addition to matters of corporate law, he dedicated much of his tenure to redistricting litigation as well as cutting-edge political data and digital practices. Chris was previously a Senior Associate at HVJT and returns to his practice focusing on campaign finance and election law, lobbying and ethics compliance, and tax-exempt organizations.
Chris began his legal career as a Judicial Law Clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. During his term, he handled appeals brought by veterans who were dissatisfied with the level of benefits awarded by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Previously, Chris served at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Chris attended Rollins College and received his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law where he was a member of the Stetson Law Review, Moot Court Board, and a graduate of the school’s Honors Program. Chris is a member of the Florida Bar. He resides in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife, Natalie, and dog, Camden.
(*Chris is a member of the State Bar of Florida. Chris’ practice is limited to matters of federal law.)