Before joining the firm, Mr. Watson gained in-depth knowledge of federal court practice and procedure over two years while serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert J. Shelby on the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah and the Honorable Paul J. Watford on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Watson graduated from Yale Law School, where he was an editor for the Yale Law Journal. While earning his economics degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, he excelled in multivariable calculus, differential equations, and advanced econometrics. (He still enjoys an analytical challenge.) During his military service, Mr. Watson led an Army infantry platoon on dozens of combat missions in Afghanistan by foot and reached the rank of Captain.