Rollins would be second woman, first Black woman to serve as U.S. Attorney for Mass.

BOSTON — President Joe Biden on Monday nominated Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins to become the next U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts.

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If she is confirmed by the United States Senate, she would become the second woman to serve as U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts following Carmen Ortiz and the first Black woman.

Rollins won a five-person primary in 2018and then won the general election.

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Her four-year term runs through 2022. If she is confirmed, Gov. Charlie Baker would then be responsible for selecting an interim replacement ahead of the election in 2022.

Rollins served as the chief legal counsel to the Massachusetts Port Authority from 2013 to 2015, and as the general counsel to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation from 2011 to 2013 and contemporaneously to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority from 2012 to 2013, the White House said in a statement.

Rollins was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts from 2007 to 2011.

She was also an attorney at Bingham McCutchen LLP from 2002 to 2006, and from 1999 to 2002 she was a field attorney for the National Labor Relations Board, the White House said in a statement.

Rollins began her legal career as a clerk to Judge Frederick Brown of the Massachusetts Appeals Court from 1997 to 1998.

She received her LL.M. in labor and employment law from Georgetown University Law Center in 1999, her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1997 and her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1994.

The State House News Service contributed to this report.