Carla Varriale – Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale, LLP

Practice/Organization Description

Carla Varriale is a litigator who has represented Major League Baseball teams and players, minor league teams and clients in the recreation and sports industries. Carla writes and lectures on various issues of interest to sports, recreation and entertainment venues, including water parks and amusement parks. She has appeared as a legal commentator on Court TV Radio and FoxNews’ Cases and Cops.

Carla counsels entities with self-insured retentions regarding methods to minimize exposure and to develop successful risk management and litigation strategies, particularly those related to promotional activities and security issues.

She has been named to the Advisory Board for the University of New Haven's Green Sports Facility Society. Carla is also a faculty member at Columbia University's School of Continuing Education, Sports Management Program, where she teaches a “Sports Law and Ethics” class.

Bar Admissions

Carla is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut, and before United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


Carla received her undergraduate degree from Boston University in 1988 and her Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 1992. At New York Law School, Carla was a member of the Moot Court Executive Board and the Order of the Barristers.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Advisory Committee of the Institute of Paralegal Studies at New York University, Sports Lawyers Association


1065 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 800
New York, New York 10018, United States

  • 646-747-5115
  • 212-564-0203

Areas of Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Insurance
  • Professional Malpractice
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