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Hogsett takes position at Indianapolis law firm

July 28, 2014

Joseph Hogsett, who announced his resignation as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Indiana earlier this month, is joining Indianapolis law firm Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, the firm announced Monday morning.

Hogsett, who plans to resign from his state post July 31, will join the law firm Aug. 1 as a partner in the litigation practice group, concentrating on internal investigations and corporate audits.

Democrat Hogsett, 58, has long been the subject of rumored bids for both Indianapolis mayor and U.S. senator.

His resignation letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, dated July 14, made no mention of why he decided to step down or his plans after leaving the office.

Hogsett was unavailable for comment Monday morning.

“I am pleased to join the practice of Bose McKinney & Evans, a firm that I have always respected and whose reputation for excellence in Indiana is well known,” Hogsett said in a prepared statement. “Perhaps most importantly, I have been thoroughly impressed by this firm’s long history of active engagement in communities statewide.”

Hogsett became U.S. attorney in 2010. The former Indiana Democratic Party chairman has previously lost three major elections: for U.S. Senate in 1992 against Dan Coats; for U.S. Congress in 1994 against David McIntosh; and for attorney general of Indiana in 2004.

He upset former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut in the 1990 election for Indiana secretary of state.

“Joe is an extremely accomplished attorney and we are thrilled to have him join our firm where his tremendous talents will be utilized to assist our clients,” Jeffrey R. Gaither, managing partner of Bose McKinney, said in a prepared statement.
 

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