Working in public service, and as a lawyer advising the President, is one of the highest honours I believe an American lawyer can achieve. I was able to serve in that role as an associate counsel to the President in the White House, and later as an appointee in the Department of Defense.
There is not a better time to work in this area, whether it’s attempted to address increased privacy concerns regarding the permanence of data, individuals’ control of their data once it’s shared, and the implications of biometric data.
If you love your job, follow it. Many careers, including my own, are not obvious or straightforward. But if your job makes you happy, you’ll find that the career follows.