John Gildersleeve is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. His practice covers a broad range of complex commercial litigation, with significant recent representations including Bank of America, N.A. in multijurisdictional litigation arising from the collapse of a mortgage-backed commercial paper facility, and a for-profit educational institution in securities class action and shareholder derivative litigation.
Mr. Gildersleeve completed a fellowship with the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, where he prosecuted multiple misdemeanor jury trials to verdict. He also has represented clients pro bono in asylum proceedings and before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Before joining Munger Tolles, Mr. Gildersleeve was associated with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he represented clients in securities class action and breach of contract litigation.
Mr. Gildersleeve served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He graduated from Columbia Law School, where he was the executive notes editor of the Columbia Law Review, and received his B.A. from Columbia University. He is the author of Editing Direct Democracy: Does Limiting the Subject Matter of Ballot Initiatives Offend the First Amendment?, 107 Colum. L. Rev. 1437 (2007).
Mr. Gildersleeve is admitted to practice in California and New York.