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 theJournal 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 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.