Executive Biography of Darrin A. Hostetler

Darrin A. Hostetler

Darrin A. Hostetler
Vice President,
Assistant General Counsel
Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Darrin Hostetler is vice president and assistant general counsel for Defense, Space & Security (BDS), a $26 billion business that provides integrated solutions to meet the needs of defense, government, space, intelligence and security customers worldwide. He was appointed to the position in January 2020 and is responsible for all legal advice and counsel to the business. Hostetler is a member of the BDS Leadership Team and the Boeing Law Department Leadership Team.

Prior to this assignment, Hostetler served as chief counsel for the Commercial Derrivative Aircraft and Autonomous Systems divisions of BDS, responsible for all legal matters across those business units.

Before joining Boeing in 2015, Hostetler served in a series of senior level positions in the US Government, including Deputy General Counsel of the Department of Defense and Deputy General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency, where he was responsible for overseeing all civil and criminal litigation and for handling sensitive investigations. He has also served as associate deputy director of the National Counterterrorism Center and as associate general counsel for the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Hostetler also served as a Navy intelligence officer, including tours in Iraq and Central America. During the Gulf War, he worked as a newspaper reporter covering the war.

Prior to his work in government, Hostetler worked for the private law firms of WilmerHale and Latham & Watkins. He previously clerked for the Honorable Joseph T. Sneed on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 

Hostetler received a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford University School of Law and holds a bachlor’s of science in Political Science from Arizona State University.