BOSTON - President Obama has announced that he has nominated Allison Burroughs to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Burroughs was recommended to Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey as a top candidate for Boston's federal judicial vacancy by the Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations.
"I was glad to recommend Allison Burroughs to the President for nomination to a District Court vacancy in Boston," Warren said. "Her years of distinguished public service as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in both Boston and Philadelphia, including several years in the Economic Crimes Unit in Boston, along with her time in private practice, allow Allison to bring a wealth of legal experience to the federal bench. I have every confidence that she will be an excellent judge."
"Allison Burroughs has unparalleled experience, operating inside of a courtroom from almost every angle," Markey said. She has been a prosecutor, as well as a defense attorney, and I hope she will be swiftly confirmed by the Senate to continue that exceptional service as a district court judge for Massachusetts."
In March of 2013, Senator Warren announced the appointment of an Advisory Committee on Massachusetts judicial nominations to solicit, interview, and comment on applications for federal District Court vacancies in Massachusetts. The Committee is comprised of distinguished members of the Massachusetts legal community appointed by Senators Warren and Markey, including prominent academics and litigators, and is chaired by former District Court Judge Nancy Gertner.
The Committee reviewed applications, interviewed candidates, and ultimately recommended Allison Burroughs to fill the Boston vacancy on the District Court for the District of Massachusetts.