Jeffrey Dasteel

Los Angeles, California, 90024
(1) 213 276 1334

About Jeffrey

Jeff Dasteel has been a full-time mediator and arbitrator since 2008 when he retired from his position as a litigation and international arbitration partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he represented clients in international and domestic arbitrations across a variety of industries and had a national litigation practice focused on class actions, complex business litigation, and franchise law.  Mr. Dasteel is lecturer of law at UCLA Law School, where he teaches International Commercial Arbitration.  He previously served as an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, where he taught franchise law and trial advocacy. Mr. Dasteel is a former member of the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Arbitration, the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section for the California State Bar, and former chair of the ADR Committee of the California State Bar.  Mr. Dasteel is former Chair of the Southwest Arbitration Subcommittee for the United States Council for International Business and formerly Co-Chair of the Franchise Law Committee for the California State Bar.   Jeff Dasteel’s recent publications include: “Consumer Click Arbitration: A Review of Online Consumer Arbitration Agreements,” 9 Arb. L. Rev 1 (2017). “Religious Arbitration Agreements In Contracts Of Adhesion,” Penn State Yearbook On Arbitration And Mediation, Vol. 8, pg. 45 (2016);“Is it Time to Awaken the New York Convention’s Dormant General  Reciprocity Clause?,”  The American Review of International Arbitration, Vol. 26, pg. 542 (2016); International Commercial Arbitration for Law Students (2014); “The Ethical Obligations of Party Representatives in International Arbitrations Seated in the United States,” Paper presented at the LACBA & ICDR 3rd Annual International Arbitration Conference (2014); Co-Author, “Crossing Borders: The Legislature Should Allow Parties In International Arbitrations In California To Choose Their Preferred Attorneys,” Los Angeles Lawyer (November 2013); “California Arbitration Act Update: CCP § 1281.2(c) After AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion,” California Business Law Practitioner, Vol. 28/Number 2 (Spring 2013); “Arbitration Agreements That Discriminate In The Selection And Appointment of Arbitrators,” 11 Rich. J. Global L. & Bus. 383 (2012); Co-Author, Chapter on Franchising, Business and Commercial Litigation in the Federal Courts (multi-volume treatise)(2011); Chapter III.10-United States, Practitioner’s Handbook on International Arbitration and Mediation, 3rd Ed. (2012); “International Commercial Arbitration,” California Business Law Practitioner, Vol. 26/Number 3 (Summer 2011); Co-Author, “What’s Money Got To Do with It?: How subjective, Ad Hoc Standards for Permitting Money Damages in Rule 23(b)(2) Injunctive Relief Classes Undermine Rule 23’s analytical framework,” Tulane Law Review, July 2006; Co-Author, “American Werewolves in London,” Arbitration International, Vol. 18, No.2, October 2, 2002.