BOSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated attorney Allison Dale Burroughs to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Burroughs is a partner at law firm of Nutter McClennen & Fish, LLP, where she represents individuals and corporations in criminal and civil proceedings primarily before federal courts.

Burroughs previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney — first in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 1989 to 1995 and later in the District of Massachusetts from 1995 to 2005.

She began her career as a law clerk for Judge Norma Shapiro of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 1988.

Burroughs is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania Law School and Middlebury College.