Carla Varriale Will Speak at ACI’s Forum on Recreation, Leisure, and Amusement Park Compliance and Litigation

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Sports law expert Carla Varriale of Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale will be a panelist at the American Conference Institute’s Forum on Recreation, Leisure, and Amusement Park Compliance and Litigation in February

Varriale speaks at numerous sports law conferences each year as well as writes for publications such as Sports Litigation Alert, Facility Manager and the ABA Entertainment and Sports Lawyer.

Leading sports law attorney Carla Varriale, a partner at Havkins, Rosenfeld, Ritzert & Varriale, LLP, will be a featured panelist at the American Conference Institute’s Forum on Recreation, Leisure, and Amusement Park Compliance and Litigation on February 26-27, 2015, at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, LA. .

The discussion, entitled “Defining Litigation Strategies and Minimizing Public Relations Challenges for High Profile Accident Cases Involving Catastrophic Accidents,” will be held on February 27 at 9:30 a.m.

Varriale, who has represented Major League Baseball teams, minor league teams and many other clients in the recreation and sports industries, will be joined by Karen Bradley, Deputy General Counsel and Vice President, Risk & Litigation of Intrawest (Denver, CO); John E. Fagan of Duane Morris LLP; and Larry I. Zucker, Senior Counsel and Chair, Amusements, Sports and Recreation Practice Group of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. (Cherry Hill, NJ)..

The panel will focus on:

  • Examining best practices for defending against severe injuries occurring at recreation or leisure facilities
  • Exploring the interplay between the causation of injuries and extreme thrill rides
  • Distinguishing the role of the manufacturer versus the facility in the event of a catastrophic accident
  • Investigating accidents immediately and preserving the evidence in the event of a trial
  • Identifying the interested parties in investigating the accident, e.g., state regulators, OSHA, facility employees, and third-party investigators
  • Understanding when criminal charges may be filed due to severe injury or death
  • When to settle: Balancing the need to defend versus mitigating the reputational harm

To register for the conference, visit http://c5-online.com/2015/742/recreation-leisure-and-amusement-park-compliance-and-litigation

Varriale speaks at numerous sports law conferences each year as well as writes for publications such as Sports Litigation Alert, Facility Manager and the ABA Entertainment and Sports Lawyer.

She is also a member of the faculty at Columbia University's School of Continuing Education, Sports Management Program, where she teaches a "Sports Law and Ethics" class.

About Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale, LLP

Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale, LLP is a law firm that makes a difference. From the beginning, HRRV vigorously works with its clients to develop innovative and effective strategies to achieve the clients' objectives. The firm’s practice includes sports, recreation and entertainment counseling and litigation. HRRV has offices in New York City, Mineola and White Plains, New York.

For more information, contact the firm at (212) 488-1598 (New York City), (516) 471-1900 (Mineola) or (914) 682-2636 (White Plains) or send an e-mail to info(at)hrrvlaw(dot)com.

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