Armstrong Teasdale Attorneys Named Among 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars
Armstrong Teasdale announces that three attorneys have been named to the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists. Partner Timothy Bergère has been recognized as 2022 Super Lawyers, and Partner Michael Witsch and Associate Bianca Valcarce have been recognized as 2022 Rising Stars.
Super Lawyers is an annual list of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selection for Super Lawyers includes peer nominations, a blue-ribbon panel review process and independent research on candidates.
The Rising Stars list consists of the state’s top young attorneys. Candidates must be 40 years old or younger, or have practiced for 10 years or less.
Bergère, who was recognized for the Environmental sector, focuses on serving Fortune 500 clients across the country. He regularly manages and resolves environmental liability issues arising from former holdings and operations, including Superfund “tail” liability that sometimes follows historic operations. He has played a role in dozens of Superfund cases nationwide, and his resolution of those matters often requires innovative and creative problem solving, including the strategic use of environmental insurance policies or qualified settlement funds to manage and transfer risk.
Witsch, who was recognized for the Criminal Defense White Collar division, has particular experience in post-trial litigation and has briefed or argued often complex matters in all of Pennsylvania’s appellate courts and in federal appeals courts nationwide. He also regularly represents clients in responding to government investigations and high-stakes, complex business, class action and product liability litigation. His experience includes significant representations in the pharmaceutical, financial services, construction, defense contracting and manufacturing industries, and has involved litigating disputes in courts across the country.
Valcarce, who was recognized for the Criminal Defense White Collar division, focuses her practice on white-collar criminal defense, government and internal investigations, and complex commercial disputes. She has experience representing pharmaceutical companies, financial services companies and government contractors.