Steven W. Sloan

Steven W. Sloan

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Of Counsel

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
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Steve Sloan focuses his practice on representing management in litigation regarding equal employment opportunity statutes, employee benefits, ERISA, and other labor and employment laws. He has experience in jury and non-jury trials as well as appeals, and also represents clients before federal and state agencies. Steve's legal compliance and risk management counsel includes providing advice on company policies and handbooks, employee training, and reductions in workforce.

Steve is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


  • Defended at trial and on appeal a nationwide ERISA class action against an international pharmaceutical and consumer products company

  • Prevailed at trial and on appeal in two multi-plaintiff ERISA actions against a major railroad

  • Achieved a defense verdict in a jury trial of a lawsuit alleging age discrimination and related tort claims

  • Supervised all labor and employment law cases in the U.S. involving a federally chartered nonprofit corporation

  • Prevailed on numerous motions for summary judgment, including in cases containing claims of sexual harassment and related torts and wrongful denial of employee benefits

Prior Experience

  • Law Clerk to Judge James K. Logan, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1983-1984


  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management); 2001-2019

  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Employment & Labor, Employee Benefits/ERISA); 2003-2004, 2008-2018

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, American Bar Association; Labor and Employment Law Section; Litigation Section

  • Member, State Bar of Texas; Labor and Employment Law Section

  • Member, Dallas Bar Association; Labor and Employment Law Section

  • Member, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit

  • Member, DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar; Employment Law Committee; Life, Health, and Disability Committee; Appellate Advocacy Committee