Deborah Savarese Sloan
Deborah Sloan's litigation experience is diverse, ranging from lawsuits involving innovative challenges to e-commerce business models to trademark and copyright intellectual property disputes. Her cases include large, complex, multidistrict litigation and single party business disputes. Deborah has defended and prosecuted claims in federal and state district and appellate courts, in arbitrations, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.Currently, Deborah leads the defense of Expedia in individual cases and class actions brought by tax authorities seeking to retroactively extend local and state hotel taxes traditionally imposed only on hotels to online travel companies facilitating hotel reservations. Other national coordinating counsel engagements have included serving on the team coordinating a global retailer's defense of wage/hour class actions and defending tobacco companies in lawsuits brought by state attorneys general. Deborah's single party lawsuits include representing small and mid-size companies in breach of contract and tort cases typically in Texas state courts.