ASTA Welcomes Peter Lobasso as ASTA's New General CounselPress Releases - News - ASTA

September 9, 2015

Contact: Jennifer Michels

ASTA Welcomes Peter Lobasso as ASTA's New General Counsel

Alexandria, VA, September 9, 2015 –The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is pleased to welcome Peter Lobasso as ASTA's General Counsel. Lobasso brings to ASTA over 15 years of experience in corporate law and a wealth of knowledge in areas such as contracts, employment and labor law, and intellectual property. Barred in New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, Lobasso joins ASTA from Berenson LLP, a specialty law firm in Great Falls Virginia, where he was the Managing Attorney and Counsel to major corporations nationwide.  In addition to representing multinational companies, Lobasso successfully represented clients in major arbitration proceedings and mediations, obtained over 75 Federal trademark registrations, protected the rights of small business clients, and negotiated multi-million dollar transactions in numerous states. His extensive experience in regulatory compliance and complex litigation will also be of great value to ASTA and its members.

At ASTA, Lobasso will be responsible for supporting the Senior Vice President, Government & Industry Affairs (Eben Peck) and Vice President, Industry Affairs (Mark Meader) in the development and execution of ASTA's wide-ranging industry and government affairs agenda. Lobasso will also serve as policy agent to Zane Kerby, ASTA's President and CEO on a full range of legal matters affecting the association and the industry, including corporate strategy. He'll also work closely with Jennifer Michels, Vice President, Communications, and serve as a spokesperson to media on industry issues.

"I'd like to join our staff and fellow industry partners in welcoming Peter Lobasso to the ASTA family," said President and CEO Zane Kerby. "I am confident that ASTA and its members will be in good hands. We have a very strong team in place and through our work together, the future of ASTA is brighter than ever."

Rebranded in 2018 as the American Society of Travel Advisors, ASTA is the leading global advocate for travel advisors, the travel industry and the traveling public. Its members represent 80 percent of all travel sold in the United States through the travel agency distribution channel. Together with hundreds of internationally-based members, ASTA’s history of industry advocacy traces back to its founding in 1931 when it launched with the mission to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. For more information about the Society, visit Consumers can connect with an ASTA travel advisor at

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