Ben Saltsman

ben saltsmanBen Saltsman, Associate Attorney, Gibson Dunn

​Ben Saltsman is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He currently practices with the firm’s Real Estate Department.

Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Saltsman served as a senior advisor to a Los Angeles County Supervisor for nearly 15 years. In that role, Mr. Saltsman was responsible for planning and land-use issues, helping property owners navigate the County planning process, and coordinating policies and programs with developers, homeowner groups, environmental organizations, and various state and local governmental entities. He also oversaw, among other agencies, the Local Agency Formation Commission, the Community Development Commission and the Los Angeles County Housing Authority. In this role, Mr. Saltsman coordinated the successful entitlement and approval of major private sector and public sector development projects, including: a major campus master plan, a specific plan for a Los Angeles movie studio and entertainment complex, funding and entitlements for more than one thousand affordable housing units throughout Los Angeles County, the acquisition of thousands of acres of publicly owned open space, and the certification of a local coastal program by the California Coastal Commission.

Mr. Saltsman earned his law degree in 2014 from Loyola Law School, where he graduated summa cum laude and Order of the Coif. He graduated with highest honors in 2007 from the University of Southern California with a Master of Planning degree, and from UCLA in 2002, where he was awarded magna cum laude honors and was Phi Beta Kappa. He has also lectured at academic and professional forums and written a nationally award winning paper on best practices in the land use entitlement process.

Mr. Saltsman is admitted to practice law in the State of California.


Loyola Marymount University – 2014 – Juris Doctor
University of Southern California – 2007 – Master of Planning
University of California – Los Angeles – 2002 – Bachelor of Arts