Stephanie Vardavas has enjoyed a varied career spanning more than 35 years in sports business, and she is one of a very small number of attorneys who has represented a major sports league, athletes, an athlete representation agency, major sports events, and a major sponsor. She began her career at Major League Baseball in 1979 and retired from Nike in 2011. At Nike, she worked in sports marketing, product safety and regulatory compliance, and trademarks. She has been a board member (and now board member emeritus) of the Sports Lawyers Association since 1995. She has a bachelor's degree from Yale and a JD from Fordham Law School. Vardavas is admitted to practice law in both New York and Oregon.