President Joe Biden formally submitted state Judge Gail A. Weilheimer’s nomination to the U.S. Senate this week to replace the late U.S. District Judge Gene E. K. Pratter of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

A mover and shaker in the federal judiciary, Pratter died in May at age 75. She oversaw numerous high-profile cases during her 20 years of service as a federal trial court judge appointed by former President George W. Bush.