Who is Sabita Singh?
On Oct. 25, 2006, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney nominated Singh to be Judge of the District Circuit Court. Her nomination was confirmed on November 15 by the eight-man Governor's Council. This makes her the first judge of South Asian descent in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Born in Bihar, Singh came to the US as a child with her family and was brought up in Pennsylvania. She is an alumna of Pennsylvania State University, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in the Administration of Justice in 1987, and of Boston University School of Law, where she received her law degree in 1990.
Singh worked an attorney specializing in white collar criminal defense and business regulation in the White Collar Crime and Business Regulation Group at Bingham McCutchen LLP, a 950-member law firm in Boston. She served as Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County, and then as a Special Counsel for Criminal Rights Enforcement in the Office of the U.S. Attorney in Boston. As a prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney's office, she focused on human trafficking cases.
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