ChairmanHusch Blackwell LLP
Husch Blackwell is an industry focused, full-service litigation and business law firm with locations in 16 cities across the United States and in London, serving client with domestic and international operations. As Chairman of the firm, Mr. Watson is the chief public representative and ambassador for the firm. He leads the firm’s Executive Board and is responsible for the firm’s strategic direction, major client relations and the firm’s engagement in all of the markets in which he has offices. For nearly three decades, Mr. Watson has represented public school systems, regional and national education associations, colleges and universities and national non-profit institutions and associations. He has also been a leading policy advocate in the state and national capitals for the interests of children in education and health care. Mr. Watson has also served in leadership positions on numerous national and local boards, and has been recognized as one of the most influential leaders in Kansas City. A Kansas City native, he earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his A.B., with honors, from Harvard College.