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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

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

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama nominated Mark G. Mastroianni and Indira Talwani for District Court judgeships.

"These individuals have demonstrated the talent, expertise, and fair-mindedness Americans expect and deserve from their judicial system," said President Obama.  "I am grateful for their willingness to serve and confident that they will apply the law with the utmost impartiality and integrity."

Mark G. Mastroianni: Nominee for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts   

Mark G. Mastroianni is the District Attorney for Hampden County, Massachusetts, where he serves as the chief law enforcement officer for the county and manages an office of nearly 140 employees. Previously, Mastroianni worked as a sole practitioner from 1995 to 2011, during which time he focused his practice on criminal defense matters in both federal and state court.  He began his legal career in the Hampden District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney in 1990.  Mastroianni received his J.D. in 1989 from the Western New England College of Law and his B.A. magna cum laude in 1986 from the American International College.

Indira Talwani: Nominee for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Indira Talwani is a partner at Segal Roitman LLP in Boston, Massachusetts, where she focuses her practice on civil litigation at the state and federal trial court and appellate levels.  Prior to joining Segal Roitman LLP in 1999, Talwani was a partner at the San Francisco law firm now known as Altshuler Berzon LLP from 1996 to 1999 and an associate at that firm from 1989 to 1995.  She began her legal career as a law clerk for Judge Stanley A. Weigel of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California from 1988 to 1989.  Talwani received her J.D. in 1988 from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley and her B.A. cum laude in 1982 from Harvard College.