Three Philadelphia Attorneys Named Among 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars

May 9, 2019 Press Releases

Armstrong Teasdale is proud to announce that three of the firm’s attorneys have been named among the 2019 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 Associate Michael C. Witsch is recognized as a Rising Star.

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 is recognized on the Super Lawyers list for the first time this year, after being included on the Rising Stars list previously. She 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 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 is named to the Rising Stars list for the first time this year. He focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation, government investigations and white collar criminal defense. He has extensive experience at both the trial and appellate levels representing individuals and corporate entities in civil, criminal and regulatory matters, including the defense of companies and executives in the financial services, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing industries. Witsch, a former appellate prosecutor, has experience briefing and arguing a number of complex matters on behalf of his clients in those and other industries, and has also defended clients in government investigations, state and federal grand jury matters, and federal contracting suspension and debarment proceedings.