Washington • President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated former U.S. Attorney for Utah David Barlow to be a federal judge in the Beehive State, the White House announced.

Barlow is a former general counsel to Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and now a lawyer at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, an international law firm with an office in Salt Lake City.

Trump’s White House has made a concerted effort to push as many judicial picks as possible, with the Senate recently changing its rules to rush through nominees.

Barlow, a graduate of Brigham Young University and Yale Law School, previously served as vice president for Walmart’s health and wealth business and was also a part of the law firm Sidley Austin, where first lady Michelle Obama practiced for a stint. President Barack Obama appointed Barlow as the top federal prosecutor in Utah in October 2011. He served until 2014 in that role.