Recent Developments in US Antitrust Law
09 December 2014, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Centre for Law, Economics and Society
About the event
Renata B. Hesse, the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal and Civil Operations at the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division visited UCL on Tuesday, 9 December 2014. She lectured on recent developments in US Antitrust Law and discussed this with an audience of students, academics and practitioners at a Global Competition Law and Economics series event organized by CLES.
Ms Hesse shared her experience at the DOJ's Antitrust Division, explaining the various civil and criminal cases brought forward by the Antitrust Division in recent years and current thinking as to the development of standards of enforcement in the area of IP law and international convergence. The lecture and the discussion that followed were chaired by Professor Ioannis Lianos, Director of the Centre for Law, Economics and Society and an Executive Director of the Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economics at UCL.
Professor Ioannis Lianos
Renata Hesse (Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division)
About the speaker
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 served in several different capacities at the Division between 1997 and 2006.
Immediately prior to returning to the Division, Ms. Hesse 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. Before that, Ms. Hesse was a partner in the Washington, DC office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. 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 received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award in 2005.