Hogsett takes position at Indianapolis law firm

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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.


  • Dont worry Todd 2015 will correct the council.
    with the obstructionist 4 at large seats gone next year the Council will be forced to listen to the people more and get things done. If it means Democrats lose the council then oh well it doesn't pay to hold our city hostage for political gain.
  • Corporate Law?
    Finally someone who is tough on crime and he resigns to join a corporate law firm?? What a waste, Joe. Please stay in the criminal arena and fight the good fight. We need you.
  • A commitment means nothing to Hogsett
    He said earlier this year he would continue as U.S. States Attorney through the end of his term. Not! He claimed recently that government fraud in Indiana was not safe from his investigations. Yawn. Another empty claim from one of Obama's 'picks'.
  • Ballard - NOT!
    Ballard will continue to give large tax breaks to every buddy (nee Republican) who wants to build something in Indy and each of us regular citizens will foot the bill. It's easy to build something when it's someone else's money doing it.
  • Meh
    Hogsett is a politician who over the last couple of years has run to find tv cameras every time he could present himself as some sort of super crime fighter. He has less ability to curb street crime in Indy than the current administration has though.
  • Record
    Another empty suit Dem. Running on a record he doesn't have.
  • If not....
    If he doesn't run Maria, don't worry we have Mayor Ballard who has done a great job of leading our city! If the council would get out of his way or start working together, who knows what this city could accomplish.
    • Run Joe Run!
      Joe, please please please run for mayor of Indianapolis. The city needs you!

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