Steven E. Sletten

Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Steven E. Sletten

Steven E. Sletten

Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Biography

Steven E. Sletten, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, joined the firm in 1983. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department, its Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice Group, and its International Arbitration Practice Group. Mr. Sletten has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation and counseling clients on related issues, including antitrust, competition issues generally, insurance and reinsurance, class actions, and arbitration (both domestic and international). Mr. Sletten’s litigation and counseling experience includes work for companies in many industry groups including telecommunications, chemical, microchip, insurance/reinsurance, entertainment, music, transportation, banking, hotel, manufacturing, and other industries. Mr. Sletten also has lectured and written on antitrust issues as well as on arbitration-related topics and other ADR procedures.

Prior to joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Mr. Sletten served as a law clerk for the Honorable Edward Rafeedie of the United States District Court, Central District of California. He received his law degree with honors from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law in 1982, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and a staff member of the Journal of Environmental Law and Policy. In 1979, Mr. Sletten graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from California State University at Northridge.

Mr. Sletten is a member of the Antitrust Sections of the ABA and the California State Bar. He is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Mr. Sletten has been admitted to practice before all California state and federal courts, numerous federal courts around the country, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Federal Circuits.

Mr. Sletten has represented, or participated in the representation of, numerous clients in a broad range of industry groups on matters arising under state and federal antitrust and unfair competition laws. He also has counseled clients extensively on the subjects of pricing practices, distribution practices, relations with competitors and dealers, relations with former business partners (e.g., non-compete arrangements) and similar business issues that potentially implicate state and federal antitrust and unfair competition laws.

Mr. Sletten has authored or contributed to a number of antitrust and other publications, and has lectured and/or given presentations on a variety of topics including the following:

Publications

* Antitrust Laws and Trade Regulation (Co-editor) published by Matthew Bender (2004)
* World Law of Competition – Overview (Co-author and editor) published by Matthew Bender (1986)
* Doing Business In The United States (contributing editor) published by Matthew Bender (1986)
* "International Arbitration Overview," Los Angeles County Bar Association ADR Section Newsletter, November 1995
* "Law Favours Confirmation of Arbitration Awards," International Insurance Law Review, June 1995

Lectures/Speaking Engagements

* University of Southern California School of Law: Adjunct Professor of Law for ADR Seminar (1993)
* Pepperdine University School of Law: Adjunct Professor of Law for ADR Survey Course (1994)
* County Bar Association: "International Litigation: Case Studies Home and Abroad" (1995)
* American Management Association: Guest Lecturer on Antitrust Overview (1990-1992)
* County Bar Association: MCLE Programs "Understanding Business Documents" (1996, 1998)
* Doing Business In The United States (contributing editor) published by Matthew Bender (1986)
* Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB): MCLE program "Techniques For Effectively Compelling and Resisting Mandatory Arbitration" (1999)
* Association of Business Trial Lawyers: Electronic Discovery MCLE Program (2003)
* American Corporate Counsel Association: Antitrust Seminar for In-House Counsel (2003)
* Association of Business Trial Lawyers Program Panel (Moderator): "Civility and Ethical Behavior" (July 2007)
* ABA Section on Antitrust Law: "Ticket Reselling and Antitrust Implications" (January 2008)

Mr. Sletten currently serves as Chair of the firm-wide Hiring Committee at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and is also one of the two hiring partners for the Los Angeles office. He also serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee. Mr. Sletten was appointed to be the firm’s representative to the Advisory Board for the Institute for Transnational Arbitration. He also is past president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. Mr. Sletten currently serves on the Advisory Board of The Salvation Army, Los Angeles Metropolitan Area Division. He was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the fields of Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Construction.

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Steven E. Sletten
Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Education
Law Degree, with Honors
Class of 1982

UCLA School of Law is the youngest top law school in the nation. After more than 60 years, our school has never felt bound by outmoded ideas of how law should be taught or studied. Instead, beginning in the 1950s, UCLA created its own tradition - a tradition of innovation.

Bachelor of Arts, Economics, summa cum laude
Class of 1979

California State University, Northridge is a vibrant, diverse university community of 38,310 students and more than 4,000 faculty and staff, sited on a 356-acre campus in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. As you explore the university's web site, you will find ample evidence of Cal State Northridge's commitment to the educational and professional goals of students, and its extensive service to the community.

Memberships
President
Prior

he Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1972 to develop a better forum for the discussion of business trials. This included an aggressive effort to promote communication between the bench and bar. The ABTL is unique in providing a forum in which litigators and judges meet together to address issues important to business trial lawyers. Judicial participation in ABTL programs and events is very strong, in part, because the ABTL includes all business litigators, including both plaintiff-focused and defense-focused practices. Today, the ABTL has five thriving chapters across California, including chapters in Northern California (2000 members), San Joaquin Valley (200 members), Los Angeles (1200 members), Orange County (725 members), and San Diego (765 members). Each chapter provides top quality legal education programs in an atmosphere where there can be a frank exchange between bench and bar and an opportunity for old colleagues to meet in a busy world where lunch is no longer the order of the day. In addition, the ABTL is known across the state for their unmatched Annual Seminars, featuring keynote speakers from the bar and the bench: United States Supreme Court, U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and California Supreme Court.

Career History
Partner
1983 - Current

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP provides legal services. The firm provides services in areas such as labor, employment, entertainment & media law, toxic torts and other environmental matters. Its clients include commercial & investment banks, government entities, individuals and startups. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Boards & Committees
Chair, Hiring Committee
Current

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP provides legal services. The firm provides services in areas such as labor, employment, entertainment & media law, toxic torts and other environmental matters. Its clients include commercial & investment banks, government entities, individuals and startups. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Member, Advisory Board
Current

The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church, although distinctive in government and practice. The Army’s doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasise God’s saving purposes. Its objects are ‘the advancement of the Christian religion… of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.’*

Member, Advisory Board
Current
President, Los Angeles Chapter
Prior

he Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1972 to develop a better forum for the discussion of business trials. This included an aggressive effort to promote communication between the bench and bar. The ABTL is unique in providing a forum in which litigators and judges meet together to address issues important to business trial lawyers. Judicial participation in ABTL programs and events is very strong, in part, because the ABTL includes all business litigators, including both plaintiff-focused and defense-focused practices. Today, the ABTL has five thriving chapters across California, including chapters in Northern California (2000 members), San Joaquin Valley (200 members), Los Angeles (1200 members), Orange County (725 members), and San Diego (765 members). Each chapter provides top quality legal education programs in an atmosphere where there can be a frank exchange between bench and bar and an opportunity for old colleagues to meet in a busy world where lunch is no longer the order of the day. In addition, the ABTL is known across the state for their unmatched Annual Seminars, featuring keynote speakers from the bar and the bench: United States Supreme Court, U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and California Supreme Court.

Political Donations
$500
2014

Representative from California's 30th Congressional District

$500
2013

Representative from California's 30th Congressional District

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Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
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