Jeff Dasteel teaches International Commercial Arbitration. Dasteel earned his J.D. cum laude from Loyola Law School in 1983, where he was Ninth Circuit editor for the Loyola Law Review. Dasteel has been a mediator and arbitrator in domestic and international matters since 2009 and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Dasteel retired as a litigation and international arbitration partner from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in 2008. He served as co-chair of the ADR Committee of the Litigation Section of the California State Bar, was a member of the Executive Committee of the North American Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and was the co-chair of the Southwest Arbitration Subcommittee for the United States Council for International Business and former member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration.
Dasteel’s publications include: "Consumer Click Arbitration: A Review of Online Consumer Arbitration Agreements," 9 Arb. L. Review 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); "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) (With Natalia De La Parra Ferreiro); “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) (West 2012)(With John A. Donovan and Frances Kao); 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) (With Ronda McKaig); Co-Author, “American Werewolves in London,” Arbitration International, Vol. 18, No.2, October 2, 2002 (With Richard Jacobs, QC).