Gov. Rick Scott appointed Fort Lauderdale federal prosecutor Lynn D. Rosenthal on Friday to the Broward circuit bench to replace Judge Susan Greenhawt.

“As a federal prosecutor, Lynn has litigated a wide range of significant cases and gained invaluable trial experience,” Scott said. “I am confident that she will be an asset to the bench.”

Rosenthal, 54, has been a federal prosecutor since 1985, pursuing international drug trafficking, money laundering, human smuggling, firearms trafficking, arson, tax fraud, bank fraud, bank robbery and many other federal crimes. She also served in the civil division of the U.S. attorney’s office.

“I really am so humbled by this opportunity. Any of the other individuals who applied would have made fantastic judges. I count myself fortunate to have been the one selected by the governor. I hope to do him proud,” Rosenthal said.

The North Miami Beach native started with the U.S. attorney’s office in Miami and moved to the Fort Lauderdale office in 1988. From 1981 to 1985, she was an associate at Rumberger, Weschler & Kirk and Cohen, Angel & Rogovin. Rosenthal received bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Florida and was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1982.

Rosenthal was one of 23 applicants responding to the vacancy created by Greenhawt’s resignation.