Segal McCambridge Expands into Sports Litigation with Addition of Carla Varriale in New York

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March 2, 2020

Segal McCambridge announced today the addition of Carla Varriale and her sports, recreation, amusement and hospitality practice to the firm’s New York office.

An experienced and creative litigator, Ms. Varriale joins as a shareholder, bringing her portfolio of clients including professional and amateur baseball teams, amusement parks and the U.S. Center for SafeSport, an organization established by Congress to address sexual abuse, bullying and other misconduct within the U.S Olympics and Paralympics.

“Carla is a wonderful fit for us. Her practice overlaps with many of the liability defense areas for which Segal McCambridge is well known, while her unique offerings in the sports, recreation and amusement industries present our firm with excellent opportunities for growth and diversification,” said Mark Crane, Segal McCambridge Managing Shareholder. “We are excited to have Carla build her practice with us in New York, Jersey City and beyond.”

The news of Ms. Varriale joining Segal McCambridge comes on the heels of the firm announcing its first Florida office with the addition of the 10 attorneys in Ft. Lauderdale.

“I am thrilled to tap into Segal McCambridge’s national platform, which will give clients additional support in markets across the country,” said Ms. Varriale. “The firm’s deep commitment to public service and diversity and inclusion was also important to me, and it made the decision to join the firm an easy one.”

Ms. Varriale earned her J.D. from New York Law School where she was part of the Order of the Barristers and the Moot Court Executive Board. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and has taught Sports Law and Ethics at Columbia University’s Sports Management Program since 2008.

Segal McCambridge serves corporate and insurance industry clients in a variety of litigation, providing strategic counsel and invoking a trial-ready approach in matters involving product liability, toxic torts, employment law, environmental law, premises liability and transportation law, as well as complex commercial disputes. The firm was founded in Chicago in 1986 and boasts nine offices including Austin, Chicago, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Jersey City, New York, Philadelphia and St. Louis.