Four Attorneys Named Among 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars

May 29, 2020 Press Releases

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, proudly announces that four attorneys have been named among the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars. Partner and Leader – Eastern U.S. Richard L. Scheff and Partner Carrie Sarhangi Love are recognized as Super Lawyers, while Partner Michael C. Witsch and Associate David F. Herman are recognized as Rising Stars.

Scheff, Love and Witsch were recognized in the area of Criminal Defense: White Collar, and Herman was recognized for Business Litigation.

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. The selection process for Rising Stars is the same as Super Lawyers; however, Rising Star candidates must be 40 years old or younger, or have practiced for 10 years or less.

Scheff has appeared in and handled numerous high-stakes matters throughout his career in courts across the country. Before entering private practice, he had a distinguished career as chief of the Corruption/Labor Section of the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Scheff was also designated as assistant secretary of the Treasury for Enforcement by President Clinton and served as a consultant in that role with authority over several government agencies. He is responsible for executing the strategic growth and vision of the firm on the East Coast in addition to managing an active legal practice.

Love focuses on complex commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense and government investigations. She represents clients in varied industries, including pharmaceutical, financial services and higher education, and has defended both corporate and individual clients in criminal, civil and regulatory matters. Love has extensive experience in matters regarding Food and Drug Administration and Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions, as well as state and federal grand jury investigations and prosecutions involving anti-bribery and bid-rigging laws, anti-kickback statutes, False Claims Act violations, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and other federal offenses.

Witsch focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation, government investigations and white-collar criminal defense. He has extensive nationwide experience at both the trial and appellate levels representing individuals and corporate entities in the financial services, pharmaceutical, construction, and manufacturing industries. A former appellate prosecutor, Witsch has experience briefing and arguing significant and complex matters on behalf of his clients in those and other industries, and has also represented clients in federal and state government investigations and criminal prosecutions, regulatory and administrative proceedings and federal contracting suspension and debarment matters. 

Herman assists clients in navigating all aspects of complex commercial litigation, financial services litigation and government investigations, including defending clients before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and other government regulators. He has significant experience defending and litigating cases under state and federal  Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statutes, as well as consumer protection statutes. Herman has also successfully litigated numerous consumer arbitrations and advises clients on best practices relating to contractual arbitration clauses in consumer agreements. In addition, he has experience handling appeals in state and federal circuit courts of appeal for clients across the country.

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