U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett is joining the law firm Bose McKinney & Evans after announcing earlier this month that he was stepping down from his federally appointed post.
His resignation is effective Thursday, and he will join Bose McKinney & Evans on Friday as a partner in the litigation practice group, concentrating on internal investigations and corporate audits, according to a press release from the law firm.
“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,” Bose McKinney & Evans managing partner Jeffrey Gaither said in a statement.
Hogsett said he is please to join the firm, which has impressed him with its “long history of active engagement in communities statewide.”
In January, Hogsett said he planned to serve out his full term as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, which would have been to the end of 2016. Then, two weeks ago, his resignation announcement reignited speculation that he might run for the Democratic nomination in next year’s Indianapolis mayoral election.
In his current role Hogsett is prohibited from engaging in political activity. As of today he’s provided no public comment on what his future political plans, if any, might be.
Hogsett graduated from the Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington in 1981. He is also a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Seventh Circuit Bar Association.
WFYI’s Christopher Ayers contributed to this report.