Armstrong Teasdale Adds Two Partners in New York City

February 13, 2020 Press Releases

White-collar, securities enforcement defense attorneys add to robust nationwide practice

Armstrong Teasdale proudly announces the addition of two partners to the New York City office: Eric Creizman and Melissa Madrigal. They primarily focus on complex white-collar and securities enforcement defense. Creizman and Madrigal complement more than 530 attorneys and staff firmwide.

Since opening offices in Philadelphia and New York City in 2018 and 2019, respectively, Armstrong Teasdale has been focused on driving growth on the East Coast, under the leadership of Managing Partner David Braswell and Partner and Leader – Eastern U.S. Richard Scheff.

“Eric and Melissa have represented a number of very high-profile clients in matters that have earned recognition from media across the country,” said Scheff. “We are excited that they have joined Armstrong Teasdale, and I know their dynamic approach to representation will blend well with the experience we have in this practice across firm offices.”

Creizman is one of the most sought-after trial lawyers in New York. He has served as lead counsel in some of the most complex, high-stakes and high-profile white-collar representations in recent years, which have included government and corporate investigations, federal jury trials, sentencing hearings, restitution proceedings and appeals. He is often called upon to provide representation and strategic counsel in criminal and regulatory matters relating to securities, accounting, investments, real estate transactions, environmental violations, health care, insurance, money laundering, digital currency, construction, unions and political activities. Creizman’s regulatory practice has included representations of financial institutions, payment processing companies and individuals in investigations, litigation and trials. His civil litigation practice involves a wide variety of securities, antitrust, banking and commercial litigation matters.

Madrigal has skillfully defended clients in high-stakes, high-profile matters across the country, garnering national media attention for her successful outcomes. She has represented individuals in criminal investigations and prosecutions brought under a broad array of federal criminal statutes including those related to RICO, health care fraud, securities fraud, mail and wire fraud, conspiracy, tax, government contracting fraud, money laundering, access device fraud, identity theft, fish and wildlife, terrorism, Bank Secrecy Act violations, obstruction of justice, sanctions violations and narcotics trafficking. She also has experience representing individuals in regulatory investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Extending her practice to appeals, Madrigal also represents clients before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She is fluent in Spanish and has represented a number of Spanish-speaking Latin American clients in U.S. criminal matters in both state and federal court.

In 2020 to-date, the firm has added 19 attorneys and staff in offices nationwide.

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