Partnership for After School Education

Biography

Richard L. Scheff is Chairman of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP. Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Mr. Scheff had a distinguished career as the Chief of the Corruption/Labor Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In 1995, Mr. Scheff was designated by President Clinton to serve as the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Law Enforcement. As a consultant to the Department of the Treasury, he had supervisory authority over the Secret Service, Custom Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS, and Presidential Security, as well as the other law enforcement functions of the Department. In 1988, Mr. Scheff was the recipient of the Justice Department's Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney. Mr. Scheff serves on the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He was formerly President of the Alumnae Board for Suffolk University Law School, served as President of the University Alumni Council and is a member of the Dean Advisory Council. Mr. Scheff graduated cum laude from Gettysburg College in 1977 and received his law degree, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School in Boston in 1981