When past SEER Chair Lynn Bergeson called to ask me if I would be willing to be considered as SEER chair, I was honored, but also challenged, as I had to determine how to obtain Department of Justice (DOJ) approval to become the first government attorney in that position. In addition, I was well aware of the large shoes that I would be filling, considering the long lineage of sterling chairs, including many close friends. In the end, Lynn was persuasive, and the attorney general agreed.
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