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Great profile David. Really enjoyed reading it!
When I was a third year law student at GW in 1985, one of my professors, Roger Schechter, recommended me to Charles Cooper. At that time, Cooper was the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel. By this time, I had already accepted a position with a law firm, but was intrigued enough to interview with him. Chuck and I immediately hit it off. In fact, he wanted to not only hire me on the spot, but give me my first assignment that very day. One of his staff reminded him that I had to clear the FBI investigation before I could see the sensitive information in the assignment. As it turns out, my very short-sighted future law firm declined to grant me a year leave to work at the OLC, an opportunity which would have been unparalleled. And, unfortunately, I was a very poor law student, with loan debt, who needed that law firm job and the massive $40,000 salary. I declined his offer and moved on. I have long wondered what career arc my life would have taken had I taken that position at the OLC with Chuck Cooper.