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  Hochul Jr., William J.
NameWilliam J. Hochul Jr.
Hamburg, New York , United States
Born 00, 1959 (61 years)
Last ModifedScott³
Mar 12, 2010 09:14am
InfoWilliam Joseph Hochul Jr.

William J. Hochul, Jr., is an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of New York, and Chief of the Office’s National Security Division. In his supervisory position, Mr. Hochul is responsible for the oversight of all terrorism, organized crime, and human trafficking cases prosecuted in the Office.

Mr. Hochul graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1981, and earned his law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School in 1984. Among his law school accomplishments, Mr. Hochul in 1982 won the Best Oralist award at the National Constitutional Law Moot Court competition held in North Carolina.

Mr. Hochul began his legal career in the Washington, D.C. area as a law clerk to a Maryland Court of Appeals Judge. At the conclusion of this appointment, Mr. Hochul joined the litigation section at the Washington Office of a five hundred member international law firm, where he represented a wide variety of clients in complex civil litigation matters, including racketeering and fraud-related lawsuits.

Mr. Hochul joined the Department of Justice in 1987 as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. While in Washington, Mr. Hochul prosecuted an extensive array of violent and white collar criminal cases, and later specialized in the prosecution of first-degree and gang-related murder cases.

Mr. Hochul joined the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York in 1991. In this capacity, Mr. Hochul prosecuted a large number of cases notorious violent and white collar criminals, racketeering and other complex schemes, and multiple cases targeting violent street gangs and emerging international organized crime groups. Most recently, Mr. Hochul serves as lead prosecutor in several high-profile international terrorism cases, including the highly successful prosecution of the internationally known “Lackawanna Six.”

Mr. Hochul is married to Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul. He is the father of William III and Katie. William is completing his junior year at the State University of New York at Geneseo and Katie is completing her sophomore year at University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In his spare time, Mr. Hochul is a martial arts instructor and a baseball coach.


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