About Eric H. Jaso
Eric H. Jaso, a former federal prosecutor and official of the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education, draws on his extensive experience in government and private practice to provide corporations and individuals thoughtful and nuanced counsel, assertively advocating his clients’ interests in their most complex and challenging matters. Having practiced on “both sides of the V” in civil and criminal cases, Eric gives his clients a uniquely well-informed perspective of “how the system works” and brings the skills to navigate that system to achieve their goals.
For over a quarter century, Eric has represented corporations and individuals in a wide variety of civil and criminal cases and matters, in areas including healthcare, employment, government contracting, government fraud, investigations, business “divorces” and other complex matters. He handles litigation at all levels, from investigative/pre-trial stages through discovery, trial, post-trial, and appeals, including to the U.S. and state Supreme Courts.
Eric’s private practice experience has included some of the most prestigious law firms in the United States: Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Latham & Watkins, and Boies, Schiller & Flexner.
Eric’s government experience is extensive and diverse. From 2003 to 2008, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey, working in the Securities and Health Care Fraud unit of the Criminal Division and in the Appeals Division. Prior to that, he served as counselor to Michael Chertoff, then the Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
Previous government appointments included serving as Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Education, working as Deputy Special Counsel to the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee investigating racial profiling, and serving as Associate Independent Counsel during the “Whitewater” investigation of former President Bill Clinton.
From 2017 until 2023 Eric has served as a Commissioner on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC), having been appointed by the Governor and confirmed unanimously by the State Senate. In July 2017, the Governor appointed him Chairman.
From 2011 until 2021, Eric served as a public member of the New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Authority. Eric has served as a member on the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the District of New Jersey, where he provides legal assistance to indigent criminal defendants.
In 2011, he was chosen by Republicans to serve on the commission that redrew the boundaries of New Jersey’s U.S. House Districts.
Since March 2017, Eric served as a Commissioner and then Chairman of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC), having been appointed by the Governor and confirmed unanimously by the State Senate.
Eric has taught appellate advocacy as an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall Law School.
He earned his law degree at the University of Chicago. He received his bachelor’s degree in Government with honors from Harvard.
His professional memberships include the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey; the National Hispanic Bar Association; the Federalist Society; and the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey. He has served in the leadership of many of these organizations.
- University of Chicago Law School – J.D.
- Harvard College – A.B., Government cum laude
- New York
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
United States Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals:
- Second Circuit
- Third Circuit
- Sixth Circuit
- Seventh Circuit
- 8th Circuit
U.S. District Courts:
- District of New Jersey
- Eastern District of New York
- Southern District of New York
- Eastern District of Arkansas
- District of Rhode Island
Memberships & Associations
- American Bar Association
- Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
- Federalist Society
- Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
- National Hispanic Bar Association
- U.S. Attorney’s Office Alumni Association