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Renata B. Hesse

Renata B. Hesse

U.S. Department of Justice
Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal and Civil Operations
Washington, DC, USA


Renata B. Hesse is Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal and Civil Operations at the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division. From November 16, 2012, until the confirmation of Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer, Ms. Hesse served as Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division. She rejoined the Antitrust Division in March of 2012, having previously been a Staff Attorney in the Merger Task Force and the Transportation, Energy & Agriculture Section and Chief of the Networks & Technology Enforcement Section. Ms. Hesse received the Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award in 2005.

Ms. Hesse most recently served as Senior Counsel to the Chairman for Transactions at the Federal Communications Commission, where she oversaw the Commission's investigation of AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Hesse was a partner in the Washington, DC office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati from 2006 to 2011, where she served as antitrust regulatory and litigation counsel for a wide range of clients, including representation in civil merger and conduct investigations before the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, and in private litigation in the federal and state courts, with a particular focus on technology and communications issues.

Ms. Hesse has been recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers (2007-2011), The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists (2009-2011), and was named a 2010 Washington, DC "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics magazine.

Ms. Hesse received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Wellesley College in 1986 and her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley in 1990.



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