Segal McCambridge represents clients in the sports, recreation and entertainment industries, with a focus on venue liability and counseling clients on changing regulations and evolving liability trends.

Our practice is client-centered and addresses tort, discrimination, contract and insurance matters with personal attention and collaborative strategies.

What We Do

The firm’s unique experience in sports, recreation and entertainment includes defending claims for sexual assault and abuse, premises and spectator liability, as well as representing the specific needs of professional and amateur athletes.

Segal McCambridge regularly defends Title IX and discrimination in sport cases and maintains a national SafeSport practice. The firm is also a member of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s Athlete Legal Aid Panel.

Our focus is on proactive counseling to mitigate risk for our clients. We develop risk-prevention programs and protocols to address issues that may arise in the course of any sport or activity, from drafting ticket language and liability waivers to defending a variety of lawsuits that can occur at these venues.

Our attorneys also review documents related to licensing, image rights and endorsement agreements.

Who We Serve

  • Amusement parks, water parks and family entertainment centers
  • Athletic training facilities
  • Camps
  • Concert promoters
  • Equine industry, including racetracks and horse owners
  • Golf resorts
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Hotels
  • Museums
  • Nightclubs, bars and restaurants, including defense of “Dram Shop” claims
  • Olympic and Paralympic and amateur athletes
  • Professional and amateur sports teams and leagues
  • Recreation centers
  • Recreational leagues
  • Schools
  • Site-based entertainment venues
  • Ski resorts
  • Sporting and entertainment venue owners and operators

How We Do It

We bring a deep understanding of the needs of clients in the sports, recreation and entertainment industries, demonstrated by our leadership in the industry groups that set the trends and forecast issues, giving clients a clear advantage in how they run their business – and avoid risks.

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Carla Varriale-Barker

Shareholder New York, NY

Sabrina Bazelais

Associate Roseland, NJ

Amerra Bukhari

Associate New York, NY

Mike A. Cohen

Associate Los Angeles, CA

Mari Bryn Dowdy

Shareholder Austin, TX

Courtney Dunn

Associate New York, NY

Lubna S. El-Gendi

Associate New York, NY

Scott R. Emery

Shareholder New York, NY

Jill M. Felkins

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Nicholas Gisonda

Senior Associate New York, NY

William H. Gray

Associate New York, NY

Kimbrell J. Hines

Associate Tampa, FL

Cynthia Hung

Of Counsel New York, NY

Lee J. Hurwitz

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Sara Khan

Associate Philadelphia, PA

Geoffrey A. Leskie

Shareholder Detroit, MI

Michael R. Luchsinger

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Jeffrey M. Marchese

Senior Associate New York, NY

Edward J. McCambridge

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Christopher P. Norton

Shareholder Los Angeles, CA

Renee Nouri

Associate New York, NY

Troy A. Pacella

Associate New York, NY

Jordan B. Rosenberg

Shareholder Roseland, NJ

Sara C. Ruiz

Associate Fort Lauderdale, FL

Ian P. Singer

Senior Associate Fort Lauderdale, FL

Antigone Tzakis

Senior Associate New York, NY

Andrew K. Weatherby

Senior Associate Houston, TX

Andrew J. Wells

Shareholder New York, NY

Marie-Victoire Wickers

Associate New York, NY