Indira Talwani

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Indira Talwani
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Assumed office
May 12, 2014
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Mark L. Wolf
Personal details
Born (1960-10-06) October 6, 1960 (age 57)
Englewood, New Jersey
Residence Auburndale, Massachusetts
Education Radcliffe College (B.A.)
UC Berkeley School of Law (J.D.)

Indira Talwani (born October 6, 1960)[1] is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Biography[edit]

Talwani received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in 1982, from Radcliffe College. She received a Juris Doctor in 1988 from UC Berkeley School of Law, graduating Order of the Coif.[2] She began her legal career as a law clerk to Judge Stanley A. Weigel of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, from 1988 to 1989. She served as an associate at the San Francisco, California, law firm of Altshuler Berzon LLP, from 1989 to 1995 and as a partner at that law firm, from 1996 to 1999. From 1999 to 2014, she served as a partner at the Boston, Massachusetts, law firm of Segal Roitman LLP, where she focused her practice on civil litigation at the State and Federal trial court and appellate levels.[3][4]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On September 24, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Talwani to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, to the seat vacated by Judge Mark L. Wolf, who took senior status on January 1, 2013.[5] On February 6, 2014 her nomination was reported out of committee.[6] Cloture was filed on her nomination on May 6, 2014.[7] On Thursday May 8, 2014 the Senate voted on the motion to invoke cloture by a vote of 55-41.[8] The Senate voted 94-0 for final confirmation later the same day.[9] She received her judicial commission on May 12, 2014.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MyLife.com
  2. ^ "Biography at Segal Roitman LLP". 
  3. ^ "President Obama Nominates Two to Serve on the United States District Courts". 24 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Talwani, Indira - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  5. ^ "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate". 24 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Executive Business Meeting". United States Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Cloture filed on 4 judicial nominations (Talwani, Peterson, Rosenstengal, Rosenbaum)". 
  8. ^ "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session". Vote Summary: Vote Number 134. United States Senate. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session". Vote Summary: Vote Number 137. United States Senate. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Mark L. Wolf
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
2014–present
Incumbent