Congratulations to our colleague Aviv Nevo on his appointment to this position which Thomson-Reuters says will make him the top non-lawyer at the Department of Justice (there’s a joke in there somewhere).

Aviv joined our department the same year I rejoined and we both wanted the same office.  Highest seniority in our department determines priority for choosing offices and to break the tie there was a coin toss.  I was in Boston and couldn’t actually witness the coin toss but they tell me I lost.

So Aviv got the office, but he also got seniority which means he is in line to be chairman before me.  I am sure he will be back with us in time to take his turn.