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William Joseph Hochul,, American federal prosecutor. Recipient Attorney General’s award for Exceptional Service, United States Department Justice, 2003, Service to America award, 2003, Special Achievement award, United States Department Homeland Security, Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency, 2008, Distinguished Leadership award, 2008.


Hochul,, William Joseph was born in 1959 in Buffalo.


Bachelor cum laude, University Notre Dame, Indiana, 1981. Juris Doctor, State University of New York Buffalo School Law, 1984.


Legislation assistant to Republican Dennis Gorski New York State Assembly. Law clerk to Justice William Ostrowski New York Supreme Court, Buffalo, 1982. Associate Jaeckle, Fleischmann & Mugel LLP, 1983.

Law clerk to Honorary James F. Couch, Junior Maryland Court Appeals, Annapolis, 1984—1985. Associate Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Heine, Underberg, Manley & Casey, Washington, 1985—1987. Assistant United States attorney District of Columbia United States Department Justice, 1987—1991, assistant United States attorney (western district) New York, 1991—2010, United States attorney, since 2010, chief anti-terrorism unit, 2002—2007, chief national security division, 2007—2010.

Adjunct professor Hilbert College, Hamburg, New York, Niagara University, New York, State University of New York Buffalo School Law.