Lisa Sloan ’84

June 12, 2010

Summer 2011

Lisa Sloan ’84 was an accomplished attorney specializing in complex business transactions and a gifted writer whose work appeared in The Atlantic Monthly and Redbook, among other publications. She passed away on June 12, 2010, at the age
of 56.

Sloan graduated cum laude from Bryn Mawr College and received a certificate with honors from the Parker School of International Law upon earning her juris doctor from the Law School in 1984. She went on to specialize in corporate law and served as a partner in the law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll before joining the Philadelphia office of Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder in the corporate securities and structured finance departments.

Throughout her career, Sloan remained committed to promoting the health and welfare of women and families. She served on the boards of both Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Women’s Law Project. She possessed a strong passion for writing, particularly fiction. Her work appeared in multiple publications, and one piece she wrote was included in a collection titled Best American Short Stories of 1981.

Sloan is survived by her son, Charlie, her sister, her mother, her brother, her sister-in-law, and her niece and nephews.