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James Hoyer Partner Joins U.S. Attorney’s Office

by | Dec 15, 2017 | Firm News

Sean P. Keefe

Sean P. Keefe

After seven years with the James Hoyer law firm, Partner Sean Keefe is making a big move. Sean is joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida. He will work in the False Claims Act unit, continuing to fight fraud against the government, just as he did here at James Hoyer.

While at James Hoyer, Sean worked in the whistleblower/False Claims Act division, represented the receiver in major Ponzi scheme litigation, and handled multiple financial complaints with the SEC, IRS, and CFTC.  We’ll miss Sean’s daily presence here at the firm, but are glad to have such a talented friend and colleague in the federal prosecutor’s office.

This is a return to government work for Sean.  Prior to joining James Hoyer, he worked as an Assistant State Attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit for Hillsborough County for nearly a decade. In his career as a state prosecutor, Sean gained extensive trial experience prosecuting white collar crimes, drug trafficking cases, and homicides, including death penalty cases.

The Middle District of Florida office is headquartered right here in Tampa.  It is the same office where James Hoyer founding partner Chris Hoyer worked during his days with the government.  The office serves 35 of the 67 counties in Florida, which is more than half the population of Florida from Jacksonville in the north, Orlando in the center of the state, through Tampa on the West Coast, and south to the Ft. Myers area.

We wish Sean the very best and look forward to partnering with the U.S. Attorney’s office on whistleblower cases in the months and years ahead.

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