Boston, Mass. – October 16, 2013 –Massachusetts attorney Indira “Indi” Talwani has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. If confirmed, she would be the first ever South Asian to fill the post, according to the North American South Asian Bar Association. The appointment makes Talwani the fourth Indian-American Obama has nominated to a high-ranking judicial post in recent months, following Sri Srinivasan, Vince Chhabria and Manish Shah, who was just nominated to the U.S. District Court in Illinois.
Talwani is currently a partner at the Boston law firm of Segal Roitman, LLP and focuses her practice on labor and employment law. She received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1988 and received her bachelor’s degree in 1982 from Harvard-Radcliffe. She graduated with honors at both schools.
President Obama stated that he is “grateful for [her] willingness to serve and confident that [she] will apply the law with the utmost impartiality and integrity.” Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren has also voiced her approval of Obama’s selection.
“President Obama has made a fantastic nomination in Indira Talwani,” said Vikas S. Dhar, Firm partner. “She is highly respected by her peers and her experience in civil matters gives her great depth to be on the bench.”
Talwani has been nominated for the seat vacated by Judge Mark L. Wolf, who has moved on to a senior position. Talwani’s appointment, as well as those of Chhabria and Shah, are awaiting Congressional approval.
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