William Hochul, Jr.
William Hochul, Jr. (Wikimedia)

Western District U.S. Attorney William Hochul Jr. will become general counsel of the corporation that owns the Boston Bruins hockey team when he retires, the entertainment and hospitality group Delaware North Companies announced Monday.

Hochul, 57, had announced earlier this month that he would retire as of this Friday after six years as the chief federal prosecutor in the Buffalo area, and after nearly 30 years as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice (NYLJ, Oct. 6).

Hochul, a State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law graduate, is the husband of New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Delaware North’s co-chief executive officer, Jerry Jacobs Jr., said a general counsel with extensive government experience is important for the Buffalo-based company because of its wide regulatory and legal compliance requirements, as well as the “vast array” of licenses it needs to operate in an international marketplace.

Jacobs said Hochul is a “perfect fit” for Delaware North, whose corporate holdings include the Bruins NHL hockey team and its arena, TD Garden in Boston, concession contracts at sports stadiums worldwide, and ownership of gambling venues.

Western District U.S. Attorney William Hochul Jr. will become general counsel of the corporation that owns the Boston Bruins hockey team when he retires, the entertainment and hospitality group Delaware North Companies announced Monday.

Hochul, 57, had announced earlier this month that he would retire as of this Friday after six years as the chief federal prosecutor in the Buffalo area, and after nearly 30 years as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice (NYLJ, Oct. 6).

Hochul, a State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law graduate, is the husband of New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Delaware North ‘s co-chief executive officer, Jerry Jacobs Jr., said a general counsel with extensive government experience is important for the Buffalo-based company because of its wide regulatory and legal compliance requirements, as well as the “vast array” of licenses it needs to operate in an international marketplace.

Jacobs said Hochul is a “perfect fit” for Delaware North , whose corporate holdings include the Bruins NHL hockey team and its arena, TD Garden in Boston, concession contracts at sports stadiums worldwide, and ownership of gambling venues.