On November 16, the DOJ announced that Renata B. Hesse was appointed Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division. Ms. Hesse takes over for Joseph Wayland.
In August 2012, Ms. Hesse became Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal and Civil Operations in the Antitrust Division. Immediately prior to this appointment, she was a Special Advisor to the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, having rejoined the Division in March 2012 in that capacity.
She previously served in the Division as Chief of its Networks & Technology Enforcement Section and as an attorney in its Merger Task Force and Transportation, Energy & Agriculture Section.
Prior to her return 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.