In this Letter we describe structure–activity relationship (SAR) studies conducted in five distinct regions of a new 2-amino-N-phenylacetamides series of Slack potassium channel inhibitors exemplified by recently disclosed high-throughput screening (HTS) hit VU0606170 (4). New analogs were screened in a thallium (Tl+) flux assay in HEK-293 cells stably expressing wild-type human (WT) Slack. Selected analogs were screened in Tl+ flux versus A934T Slack and other Slo family members Slick and Maxi-K and evaluated in whole-cell electrophysiology (EP) assays using an automated patch clamp system. Results revealed the series to have flat SAR with significant structural modifications resulting in a loss of Slack activity. More minor changes led to compounds with Slack activity and Slo family selectivity similar to the HTS hit.