Jason M. Bussey

Deputy County Counsel

Jason Bussey joined the Office of County Counsel in 2017.  He defends the County in state and federal court against employment, civil rights, and dangerous condition of public property claims.  Before joining the Office, Jason litigated a wide variety of matters, first as an Associate, then as a Partner, at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in Palo Alto.

Jason Bussey’s professional expertise includes:

  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Antitrust litigation
  • Patent and other intellectual property litigation
  • Alternative dispute resolution


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2003
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A. in Philosophy, high departmental honors, 2000

Professional Associations

  • Executive Committee Member, Antitrust, UCL, and Privacy Section, California Bar (2016-Present)

Prior Experience

  • Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP (2014-2017)
  • Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (2003-2014)

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