Renata B. HessePartner
Ms. Hesse joined Sullivan & Cromwell following a distinguished career in government, including leading the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice twice as Acting Assistant Attorney General and serving that division for more than 15 years. Her other roles in the Antitrust Division include oversight of the criminal program as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal and Civil Operations, Chief of the Networks and Technology Section, and as a trial attorney.
Highlights of her work at the Antitrust Division include playing leading roles in the Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger and in the U.S. Airways and American Airlines merger, as well as other key initiatives related to the licensing and enforcement of standards-essential patents. She has worked extensively with antitrust and competition law enforcement agencies at the highest levels across Asia, Europe, Australia and Latin America.
Ms. Hesse also served as Senior Counsel to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, where she advised Chairman Genachowski on transactions pending FCC approval.
Ms. Hesse is frequently recognized as a leading and influential antitrust lawyer, with a particular emphasis on the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property matters in high-tech industries.
She is a regular speaker at legal and antitrust forums, including the Association of General Counsel, the Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium, the ABA Antitrust Section and the Chatham House Conference on Globalization of Competition Policy.