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Class of 2007

First Assistant Corporation Counsel
City of Jersey City Department of Law


Jason T. Watson currently serves as the First Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Jersey City. As First Assistant, he is responsible for the day-to-day management of a law office of approximately 50 employees as well as supervising and overseeing high-level litigation, legislative initiatives, and special projects.

Before joining Jersey City in July 2013, Jason was an associate with Brach Eichler, specializing in labor and employment law. Prior to that, Jason worked as a trial attorney for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where he represented the agency in various types of civil litigation, and clerked for Judge Katharine S. Hayden, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of New Jersey.

He is a Jersey City Insurance Fund commissioner and a member of various New Jersey State Bar Association committees.