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For Immediate Release

President Obama Nominates Two to Serve on the United States District Courts

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, President Obama nominated Allison Dale Burroughs and Amit Priyavadan Mehta to serve on the United States District Courts.

“I am pleased to nominate these distinguished individuals to serve on the United States District Court bench,” said President Obama.  “I am confident they will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.”

Allison Dale Burroughs:  Nominee for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Allison Dale Burroughs is a partner at Nutter McClennen & Fish, LLP, where she represents individuals and corporations in criminal and civil proceedings primarily before federal courts.  Previously, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney—first in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 1989 to 1995 and subsequently in the District of Massachusetts from 1995 to 2005.  She began her legal career as a law clerk for Judge Norma L. Shapiro of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 1988 to 1989.  Burroughs received her J.D. cum laude in 1988 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her B.A. cum laude from Middlebury College.

Amit Priyavadan Mehta: Nominee for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Amit Priyavadan Mehta has been a partner at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP since 2010, where he represents clients in civil and criminal matters before state and federal courts.  He rejoined the firm as counsel in 2007, after serving as a staff attorney for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia from 2002 to 2007.  Mehta worked as an associate at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP from 1999 to 2002, as a law clerk for Judge Susan P. Graber of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1998 to 1999, and as an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP from 1997 to 1998.  He received his J.D. in 1997 from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.A. in 1993 from Georgetown University.