Varriale — a Modern Day Sports Lawyer
Carla Varriale is the quintessential modern sports lawyer. The bulk of her practice centers on sports law. And she teaches
at Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education.A partner at Manhattan-based Havkins, Rosenfeld, Ritzert &
Varriale, Varriale has several core clients, who keep her more than busy. Among them are the New York Mets. And if she wants to grow her practice, all she does is turn to her imagination.That imagination, for example, led her to teach a class at Columbia this summer that honed in on debate in New York State around making Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) legal. Varriale has become de facto expert on the subject. Creativity in the sports law world should be recognized, which is one of many reasons she is the subject of the following interview, conducted by contributing writer Tanner Simkins, originally for Full-Court Press.
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