U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett remains a bit of a mystery, full of undisclosed motives and goals. After all, he claimed last January his intention to serve a full term as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, which sails into the end of 2016. Instead, two weeks ago, he announced his resignation, leading many to suppose he intended to run for the Democratic nomination of Indianapolis’ mayoral election. As he has given no comment on that, or any of his other political plans, this much we know: his resignation is effective Thursday, and he will join the law firm Bose McKinney & Evans Friday.
“I am pleased to join the practice of Bose McKinney & Evans,” he said, as reported by indystar.com, continuing that they were “a firm that I have always respected and whose reputation for excellence in Indiana is well-known. Perhaps most importantly, I have been thoroughly impressed by this firm’s long history of active engagement in communities statewide.”
Perhaps that is something a mayoral hopeful would say? Or perhaps he is simply eager to put his JD from Indiana University School of Law, and his membership with the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association to use in the private sector. Certainly firms have long appreciated the unique experience federal attorneys offer.
“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,” said Bose managing partner Jeffrey R. Gaither in a prepared statement.
The future seems wide open to somebody with his wealth of experience, so while it might be difficult to determine where he hopes to end up, when, and how, that he can do so we can feel assured of.