Robert “Bob” Sloan joined the LSU Law Center in November 2012 as the first director of the LSU John P. Laborde Energy Law Center and Professor of Professional Practice. Sloan served most recently as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Entergy Corporation, based in New Orleans. Prior to joining Entergy, Sloan served as Vice President and General Counsel at GE Industrial Systems from 1998 to 2003, a subsidiary of General Electric Company that employs 40,000 people worldwide. As the former managing partner in the Brussels office of McKenna Long Aldridge from 1993 to 1998, Sloan’s practice focused on a broad range of transactions, principally in the United States, Western Europe, and Asia.
Earlier in his career, Sloan was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz from 1987 until 1992 and was the Vice President and Head of the Sovereign Credit Management Division at the First National Bank of Chicago from 1984 to 1987. From 1982 to 1984 Sloan served as General Counsel of the Multinational Force and Observers, the ten-nation peacekeeping organization which was established in 1982 to supervise the security arrangements under the 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty. Sloan worked for the U.S. State Department in the Office of the Legal Adviser From 1977 to 1982, where he specialized in the field of nuclear non-proliferation and politico-military policy. Sloan began his legal career in 1973 as Assistant General Counsel and then General Counsel to the Minority of the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
Sloan is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Harvard Law School. He also serves on the Advisory Board at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) and has been voted to become an EPIC Senior Fellow.