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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 7, 2014

Washington, D.C., lawyer Neil Eggleston could be looking toward a comfortable retirement; instead, he is returning to a grueling post at a White House “under siege on multiple legal fronts,” the Associated Press reports. The 61-year-old Eggleston has joined the Obama administration as chief legal counsel after a career clerking for the U.S. Supreme Court, working in the House of Representatives, serving in President Bill Clinton's counsel’s office and representing a range of high profile clients in his private practice. Eggleston said he has no qualms about coming back into government service amid so many challenges. "To me, that's even better," he says with a smile. NPR has the AP story.