Renata Hesse is a member of the firm’s litigation group. Her practice focuses on antitrust counselling and merger clearance.

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 programme as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal and Civil Operations, Chief of the Networks and Technology Enforcement Section, and as a trial attorney.

Highlights of her work at the Antitrust Division include playing leading roles in the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger and in the US Airways/American Airlines merger, as well as other key initiatives related to the licensing and enforcement of standard-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.