Heather S. Nyong’o leads WilmerHale's California cartel practice, part of the firm's internationally recognized Antitrust and Competition Group. She has represented numerous multinational corporations and executives in cross-border criminal and civil antitrust investigations and litigation. Most recently this includes obtaining an acquittal for client Rohan Ramchandani, a former London-based foreign exchange trader who faced a sentence of up to 10 years in prison had he been convicted on criminal antitrust charges.
In 2018, Chambers USA recognized Ms. Nyong'o with band 3 rankings in both the California Antitrust and Nationwide Cartel categories. She was also recognized by Chambers Global and Legal 500 for her antitrust work. Ms. Nyong’o is included in the most recent Women in Antitrust list published by Global Competition Review, and has been acknowledged as Attorney of the Year by The Recorder in 2012, received a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award for corporate antitrust in 2013, was recognized as one of the Top Women Lawyers by the Daily Journal in 2014 and 2016, and was named Litigator of the Week by GCR USA for her defense work in 2014.
Ms. Nyong’o joined the firm in 2014 after serving as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice in San Francisco, where she handled some of the most significant investigations and criminal prosecutions brought by the agency in recent years.