Arbitrator | Mediator


Evan Slavitt provides insightful arbitration of complex commercial and consumer cases, informed by years of litigation work in private practice and government service. With experience in both prosecution and defense, he can quickly grasp the needs of parties on opposing sides of a dispute and help them move toward successful resolution.

As general counsel of a multinational manufacturing corporation, Slavitt brings to his arbitration work a thorough understanding of corporate crisis situations and complex lawsuits. In addition, he is a member of the commercial, environmental and appellate panels of the American Arbitration Association, and he is a neutral with the World International Intellectual Property Organization.

Slavitt’s past work bolsters his unique perspectives. He also has been principal and director of a business consulting firm as well as a partner in several law firms that focused on crisis management, turnaround, and resolution of internal business disputes. That role included consulting on negotiation of complex financing, borrowing, and syndication transactions, and he consulted with companies facing Chapter 11 reorganizations. 

As a trial lawyer, Slavitt managed complex litigation involving environmental, corporate/accounting disputes, fraud, and antitrust matters, and investigating and defending cases involving white-collar crime and healthcare fraud and abuse. Slavitt spent the better part of a decade working for the government, including as a trial attorney for the antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice and as assistant U.S. attorney and civil division deputy chief for the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.

Slavitt received his juris doctorate from Harvard Law School, and he received master’s and bachelor’s degrees in economics from Yale University.

  • J.D. - Harvard Law School, 1981
  • M.A, B.A., Economics -Yale University, 1978
  • Phillips Exeter Academy, 1975
  • Court Admissions
  • South Carolina
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • Legal Employment
  • Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary - AVX Corporation, 2007 - present
  • Director - The Colchester Group, LLC, 2006 - 2007
  • Partner - Bodoff & Slavitt LLP, 2003 - 2006
  • Partner - Gadsby Hannah LLP, 1997 - 2002
  • Partner - Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, 1992 - 1997
  • Associate - Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, 1990 - 1992
  • Associate - Fine & Ambrogne, 1987 - 1990
  • Deputy Chief, Civil Division - Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, 1986 - 1987
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney - Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, 1983 - 1986
  • Trial Attorney - Antitrust Division, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1981 - 1983
  • Teaching Fellow - Harvard College, 1979-1981
  • Affiliations
    World Intellectual Property Organization
    Membership & Community Involvement
  • South Carolina Bar Publications Committee
  • Board Member, Greenville Symphony Orchestra
  • Association of Corporate Counsel Docket Magazine Advisory Board Member
  • Columnist, Legal Pad
  • Ney College Mock Trial Competition – Regionals & Finals, Judge
  • South Carolina High School & Middle School Mock Trial Competition, Judge
  • Committee on Litigation, Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Committee on Ethics and Compliance, Association of Corporate Counsel, Publications Chair (2007 to 2009)
  • Publications & Speaking Engagements
  • When the Government Investigator Knocks at the Door, (Association of Corporate Counsel Infopak 2010) (co-author)
  • Handbook on Evidence (American Bankruptcy Institute 2006)
  • Massachusetts Election Administration, Campaign Finance and Lobbying Law (MCLE 1999) (co-author)
  • Massachusetts Civil Practice: Evidence (Lawyers Co-operative Publishing 1997) (principal co-author)
  • Citizen Suits and Qui Tam Actions: Private Enforcement of Public Policy (National Legal Center for the Public Interest 1996) (co-author)
  • Manual of Practice for Chapter 21E, Section 4A (Boston Bar Association 1993) (Coordinator/co-author)
  • Construction Joint Ventures (Wiley 1992) (co-contributor - Hazardous Waste and Cleanup Projects)
  • Massachusetts Environmental Law (Federal Publications 1991) (co-author)
  • Massachusetts Criminal Defense (Butterworth 1990) (co-author)
  • “Eight ‘Rules’ for a Better Relationship with Corporate Counsel,” SC Lawyer
  • “Time To Remove Treble Damages From Antitrust Class Actions,” Law360
  • Panelist – Future Ready Lawyer, CCB Journal
  • Panelist – Compliance Complexity: Managing Information Governance, Bloomberg Leadership Forum – Privacy & Data Security: Shifting Frameworks
  • Panelist – Emerging Legal, Tax and Trade Issues Impacting Foreign Investors in the Carolinas, Global Carolina Connections Global Business Conference on International Investment in the Carolinas
  • Panelist – UNIDROIT Principles of International Contracts; Is it the Future or Fantasy?, Primerus Conference
  • Panelist – Dispute Resolution in a Global Economy – Navigating Questions of Contracting, Arbitration, and Ethics, Wyche
  • experience

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