News 02.15.22

Announcing the 2022 Segal McCambridge Shareholder Promotions

Segal McCambridge is pleased to announce its 2022 shareholder promotions:

Senior Shareholders:

  • Michael F. Barzyk, Fort Lauderdale
  • Carla Varriale-Barker, New York


  • Stephanie B. Burnstein, Michigan
  • Ilana S. Hanau, New York

“We are delighted to welcome these four talented individuals to the next level,” said Managing Shareholder Mark Crane. “As the firm continually strives to deepen our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, we are particularly excited that the majority of those elevated this year are women.”

Michael Barzyk brings more than two decades of experience in civil litigation, including first-party property coverage, construction defect litigation, general insurance defense and professional liability. He has a strong track record of successfully trying property and casualty loss cases to verdict in courts throughout Florida and serves as chair of the firm’s Construction practice group. He is based in Fort Lauderdale.

Carla Varriale-Barker (she/her/hers) is an accomplished litigator who is at home in a courtroom, board room or classroom. She represents a portfolio of clients in the sports, recreation, amusement and hospitality industries with a client-centered practice focusing on tort, discrimination, contract, insurance and premises liability matters, including the defense of claims arising from alcohol service, security lapses, discrimination in places of public accommodation, sexual abuse and molestation. She is chair of the firm’s Sports, Recreation & Entertainment practice group and is based in New York.

Stephanie Burnstein specializes in insurance defense, employment litigation and trucking/transportation matters, as well as general negligence claims. She represents a variety of insurance carriers and businesses handling all aspects of their pre-litigation and litigation demands. Her prior experience as a plaintiff’s litigator gives her the ability to see cases from both sides and anticipate the opposing counsel’s next moves. She is based in Detroit.

Ilana Hanau focuses her practice on all areas of professional liability, E&O, A&E, D&O, coverage, cyber risks, general liability, first-party property and construction. Her experience as a claims manager for a boutique property and casualty insurance agency and as a vice president and claims advocate for a global insurance organization located in approximately 80 countries and jurisdictions gives her deep insight into insurance defense strategies. She is based in New York.

About Segal McCambridge

Across the country, companies facing high-stakes litigation and business challenges turn to Segal McCambridge for creative advice and battle-tested trial experience. Since its founding in 1986, the firm has been a trusted partner and business-focused advisor to Fortune 500 companies, insurance carriers and healthcare providers. Our thoughtful approach to business and the courts means delivering effective, value-driven legal solutions to address clients’ most pressing issues. The firm boasts nine offices strategically located in Austin, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Jersey City, New York City, Philadelphia and St. Louis.