Three Attorneys Join Armstrong Teasdale in Philadelphia, Denver

August 13, 2020 Press Releases

Armstrong Teasdale announces that Of Counsel Miriam H. Straus, as well as Associates Carla J. Baumel and Christopher P. Lynett have joined the firm. Straus and Lynett join the Litigation practice in Philadelphia, and Baumel joins the Intellectual Property practice in Denver. They are among over 50 attorneys and staff who have joined the firm in 2020.

Straus is a member of the firm’s Litigation practice group. She is an experienced health care attorney who works with pharmaceutical companies, laboratories, physicians and other health care providers. Straus represents clients in matters such as government investigations, potential violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act lawsuits. Her deep experience in health care is an extension of many years spent in Washington, D.C., in which she drafted policies for the District of Columbia’s Medicaid expansion and health insurance marketplace, and published articles on health care developments.

Baumel is an attorney in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group, focusing on patent litigation and counseling. She has represented clients large and small in multiple technical fields, including the mechanical arts and life sciences industries. Baumel has experience representing clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as state and federal trial and appellate courts. She has past experience in private practice at a large Chicago-based law firm, and before that, she served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable J.P. Stadtmueller in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. She is actively involved in pro bono community service work.

Lynett is a skilled trial and appellate lawyer with nearly a decade of experience. A former assistant district attorney in Philadelphia, he brings invaluable trial experience to each representation. Lynett’s wide-ranging experience includes shareholder derivative suits, federal criminal cases, habeas corpus, and Social Security, immigration and bankruptcy appeals. While working at the District Attorney’s Office, he litigated over 750 preliminary hearings, evidentiary motions and bench trials in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and the Philadelphia Municipal Court.

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