Richard L. Scheff is Partner and Leader – Eastern U.S. at Armstrong Teasdale LLP, where he leads the execution of strategic growth for the firm on the east coast. Under his leadership, Armstrong Teasdale has invested heavily in growing its east coast operations, adding dozens of attorneys and staff across practice groups. Mr. Scheff is a nationally recognized trial lawyer and corporate advisor. His legal practice primarily involves government and corporate investigations with a particular focus on the pharmaceutical, medical device and financial services industries. Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Mr. Scheff was a partner at a mid-Atlantic law firm, for which he served as executive chairman, chairman, vice-chairman and head of the litigation department. Mr. Scheff also had a distinguished career as Chief of the Corruption/Labor Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Scheff was designated as assistant secretary of the treasury for enforcement by President Clinton and served as a consultant in that role with authority over the Treasury law enforcement agencies. He also received the Justice Department's Director's Award for Superior Performance during his time as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Mr. Scheff serves on the Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility 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 earned his law degree, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School in Boston in 1981.