Elizabeth A. Sloan

Partner

sloane@ballardspahr.com
Tel 302.252.4458
Fax 302.252.4466
Delaware

Elizabeth A. Sloan is a partner in the Litigation Department and an experienced Chancery Court litigator. Her practice involves advising clients on all aspects of Delaware General Corporation Law, and the governance of Delaware business entities. She also regularly litigates issues related to breach of fiduciary duty claims, shareholder and corporate governance disputes, valuation and appraisal law, and other corporate and commercial litigation issues. Liz's clients include corporations, directors, officers, members, partners, investors and stockholders. While her practice is primarily focused in the Chancery Court, she also represents clients in other state and federal courts. On several occasions, she has argued important issues before the Supreme Court of Delaware.

Liz has experience directing all phases of litigation, including the taking and defending of scores of depositions of senior executives and directors of Fortune 100 companies, as well as experts and managers of multi-billion-dollar hedge funds; handling e-discovery matters; and conducting direct and cross examination of witnesses.

Her clients span the chemical, technology, e-commerce, intellectual property, and consumer financial services industries. In addition to her work on corporate and commercial matters, she has experience handling cybersecurity matters.

Before entering private practice, Liz clerked for the Hon. Fred Silverman of the Superior Court of Delaware.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Walgreens in the Delaware Superior Court litigation in which the Delaware Attorney General has charged complicity in the illegal sale of opioids
  • Represented several institutional investors and private equity funds, as co-counsel to the petitioners in In re Starz Appraisal, in obtaining a settlement in the largest appraisal case in the Delaware Court of Chancery
  • Represented CardUX LLC in obtaining a multi-million-dollar judgement against CompoSecure LLC based on allegations related to breach of fiduciary duties and breach of a sales representative agreement
  • Represented BCMI, an affiliate of Burford Capital –related to Univar Inc.'s acquisition of Nexeo Solutions, which created a leading global chemical and ingredients solutions provider
  • Represented institutional investors of Towers Watson & Co, as co-counsel to the petitioners in the Delaware Court of Chancery, in obtaining a settlement where investors were seeking appraisal of their stock relating to the merger with Willis Group Holdings PLC
  • Represented a multi-billion-dollar investment fund as plaintiff's counsel in a stockholder derivative complaint, obtaining a court-approved settlement, for breach of fiduciary duty claims related to $1.9 billion deal
  • Represented one of the largest insurance brokers in successfully bringing a motion to dismiss, which was affirmed on appeal, related to a helicopter crash in the Republic of the Congo
  • Represented plaintiffs in the Delaware Court of Chancery, in obtaining settlement related to a $56 million sale of surgical centers for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duties

Pro Bono Experience

Liz is a guardian ad litem for the Delaware, Office of the Child Advocate, and a volunteer with the Homeless Advocacy Project in Philadelphia.

Judicial Internships

Hon. M. Faith Angell, U.S. Magistrate Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Board Memberships

Wilmington Montessori School

Villanova University School of Law (J.D. 2006, magna cum laude)

St. Louis University (B.A. 2002, magna cum laude)

Delaware

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court, Delaware

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania