S&C Partner Renata Hesse Moderates Panel on Digital Ecosystems at GCR Live

May 22, 2019
Palo Alto, California

Renata Hesse, co-head of S&C’s antitrust practice, moderated a panel on “Digital Ecosystems: App Stores, Customers & the Supreme Court” at GCR Live: Antitrust in the Digital Economy on May 22 in Palo Alto, California. The discussion focused on the Supreme Court’s decision on the Apple App Store case and its implications for Illinois Brick.
Renata joined S&C as a partner in 2017 after more than 15 years in the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice, including leading that division twice as Acting Assistant Attorney General and serving as Chief of the Networks and Technology Section (now the Technology and Financial Services Section). She was also previously Senior Counsel to the Chairman for Transactions at the Federal Communications Commission. Renata works at the intersection of cutting-edge antitrust and intellectual property issues, advising major corporations and financial institutions on the range of antitrust counseling, cartels and merger clearance matters. Most recently, she helped to secure approval for the $80 billion tie-up between global industrial gas giants Praxair and Linde and advised Amazon on its closely-watched foray into the food industry with its $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods. She has been recognized by Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation and The Legal 500 US as a leader in this area of law, and was named an Antitrust Trailblazer by The National Law Journal in 2018.
Widely regarded as an expert on technology-related antitrust developments, Renata frequently speaks at antitrust and legal forums, including in recent months at the GCR Live: Cartels in Washington, DC, and at the Spring Meeting of the ABA Antitrust Section, which she co-chaired. She also participated in a panel on merger control in the technology space alongside British and EU competition regulators at GCR Live Telecoms, Media & Technology in London on June 17.