Overview

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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Team

Carla Varriale-Barker

Shareholder New York, NY

Immanuel V. Chioco

Associate New York, NY

Eve Chowdhury

Associate New York, NY

Dinesh U. Dadlani

Shareholder Jersey City, NJ

Mari Bryn Dowdy

Senior Associate Austin, TX

Courtney Dunn

Associate New York, NY

Jill M. Felkins

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Nicholas Gisonda

Senior Associate New York, NY

Cynthia Hung

Of Counsel New York, NY

Lee J. Hurwitz

Senior Associate Chicago, IL

Nathan J. Law

Senior Associate Chicago, IL

Geoffrey A. Leskie

Senior Associate Detroit, MI

Michael R. Luchsinger

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Jeffrey M. Marchese

Senior Associate New York, NY

Edward J. McCambridge

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Joel A. Merchant

Associate New York, NY

Joseph B. Moore III

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Joshua Pagan

Senior Associate Chicago, IL

Jordan B. Rosenberg

Senior Associate Philadelphia, PA

Ian P. Singer

Associate Fort Lauderdale, FL

Cameron D. Turner

Shareholder Fort Lauderdale, FL

Antigone Tzakis

Senior Associate New York, NY

Andrew J. Wells

Senior Associate New York, NY

Marie-Victoire Wickers

Associate New York, NY