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Scott Varady

Scott Varady joined the Razorback Foundation as Executive Director and General Counsel in December 2015 after serving more than 19 years with the University of Arkansas’ Office of the General Counsel.

In his previous role, Varady provided legal advice and representation to the University of Arkansas, including the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. He also consulted with the Razorback Foundation’s outside legal counsel on various matters.

Prior to joining the University, Varady worked as an Associate at Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. in Little Rock and with the firm of Swidler & Berlin, Chartered, in Washington, D.C. Varady also served as a staff member for the late Senator Dale L. Bumpers and former Representative Bill Alexander. Varady received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1993, graduating magna cum laude, and he was inducted into The Order of the Coif, and was a member of The Tax Lawyer law journal.

Prior to attending law school, Varady received a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1988, where he also earned the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.

A Little Rock native, Varady earned a B.A. with Honors in Political Science from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, in 1985. Varady is admitted to practice in Arkansas, the District of Columbia, the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Varady and his wife, Melissa, have two children, Nathan, a senior mechanical engineering major at MIT who served as a captain of the MIT football team, and Emily, a freshman in the Honors College who is majoring in international studies and is a member of Tri Delt at the University of Arkansas.