Elizabeth A. Sloan, an experienced Chancery Court litigator who represents clients in breach of fiduciary duty claims, shareholder and corporate governance disputes, and other corporate and commercial litigation issues, has joined Ballard Spahr as of counsel in its Delaware office, firm chair Mark Stewart announced today.

Ms. Sloan represents clients in state and federal courts and has experience handling appeals to the Delaware Supreme Court. Ballard Spahr attorneys handle a significant volume of corporate governance litigation matters before Delaware courts, and Ms. Sloan will give the firm added bench strength in this key area. Most Fortune 500 companies are incorporated in Delaware, and its Court of Chancery is the preeminent court in the nation for the resolution of business disputes.

“Elizabeth will be a valuable resource to lawyers across the firm and to our clients,” said Ballard Spahr Litigation Chair Geoffrey A. Kahn. “Bolstering our litigation capability in Delaware is a strategic priority for the firm and Elizabeth will provide much-needed support there. We’re delighted to have her at Ballard.”

Ms. Sloan has represented clients in the chemical, technology, e-commerce, and consumer financial services industries. In addition to her work on corporate and commercial matters, Ms. Sloan has experience working with experts and handling valuation cases and cybersecurity matters.

She joins the firm from the Delaware office of Blank Rome. Before entering private practice, Ms. Sloan served as a law clerk for the Honorable Fred Silverman of the Superior Court of Delaware.

Said Ballard Spahr Litigation Partner David J. Margules: “Elizabeth joins us at the perfect time. We’ve never had more litigation work in Delaware, and she has the background and experience to help us stay ahead of the game.”

As a member of Ballard Spahr’s Litigation Department, Ms. Sloan will represent companies and their officers in a variety of corporate governance claims, from regulatory investigations to derivative lawsuits and shareholder class actions.

In addition to litigation, lawyers in Ballard Spahr’s Delaware office counsel clients on matters involving bankruptcy and reorganization, public finance, government and corporate investigations, consumer financial services, transactional finance, bank regulation, and white collar defense.

“Ballard Spahr has national strength in the areas where I’m looking to expand my practice, and its litigators handle the type of matters I find exciting and challenging,” Ms. Sloan said. “I’m happy to be here and can’t wait to get started.”