BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Outgoing U.S. Attorney William Hochul was named the new general counsel of Delaware North Monday, according to the company.

Hochul announced his retirement from serving as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York earlier this month. He said he would officially retire from the role Oct. 28 after holding the position since 2010.

As Delaware North's general counsel, Hochul will manage the company's legal functions. He will also give advice in all legal matters involving Delaware North or its operating companies.

Delaware North is a privately-held hospitality and food services company. It is one of the largest in the world and its global headquarters are on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.

“William Hochul’s outstanding credentials, broad expertise and vast experience in the legal field make him a perfect fit for Delaware North,” said Co-CEO Jerry Jacobs Jr. “This is an incredibly important position for Delaware North, especially given our numerous regulatory and legal compliance requirements, our vast array of licenses and our global operations.”