George J. Hochbrueckner, formerly of O'Connor & Hannan LLP, began his technical career in the U.S. Navy where he served for three years and was trained as an aviation electronics technician and served aboard several aircraft carriers. Following his honorable discharge in 1959, he attended SUNY Stony Brook, Hofstra and California State University, Northridge. While attending college part time, Mr. Hochbrueckner pursued full time on-the-job engineering training at Grumman, Litton, and Teledyne. He worked his way from technician to Sr. Engineer in 5 years and later earned the title of Research Scientist. A highlight of his engineering career was in his six year contribution to the design and maintenance of one of the major electronics units on the Grumman F-14 "TOMCAT" aircraft.
In 1974, Mr. Hochbrueckner was elected to the New York State Assembly representing a suburban Long Island district. In the Assembly, he served on the Education; Environmental Conservation; Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committees, and served as Chairman of the Real Property Taxation Committee. A highlight of his Assembly career was his authorship of the law that simplified and improved the ability of over-assessed property owners to successfully obtain property tax reductions.
In 1986, Mr. Hochbrueckner was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in his eastern Long Island district, where he served on the House Armed Services (HASC), Merchant Marine and Fisheries, Science and Technology, and Veterans Affairs Committees. A highlight of his Congressional career came as a Member of the HASC where he successfully added several billions of dollars in funding for various Grumman Aircraft Programs. He was co-founder of the India Caucus in the Congress and played a key roll in bringing Prime Minister Rao to the U.S. in 1994 to meet with the President and Congress.
Mr. Hochbrueckner's knowledge and expertise in both the technical and governmental communities have enabled him to secure funding for clients from across the U.S. in the defense and high-technology fields.