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Sullivan & Cromwell Veteran Antitrust Lawyer Jumps To Hedge-fund

 |  April 20, 2022

Veteran antitrust lawyer Steven Holley, formerly co-head of the competition group at the Wall Street law firm Sullivan & Cromwell and who helped to defend Microsoft Corp at trial in the 1990s iconic US monopoly litigation, has joined hedge fund Select Equity Group in New York.

Holley started his new role at Select Equity Group as an executive vice president this month, according to his LinkedIn biography. He departed 875-lawyer Sullivan & Cromwell on March 31, after a career there of more than 35 years.

At the law firm, Holley was on the team advising Spotify USA in the antitrust lawsuit Epic Games Inc brought against Apple Inc in California federal court. He also had advised clients including FCA USA and Amazon.

Holley and a spokesperson for the firm did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment. Select Equity Group and its general counsel also did not respond to requests for comment on Wednesday.

Select Equity Group’s website says the firm manages more than $40 billion in assets and that its clients include “endowments, foundations, public and corporate pensions, private banks, family offices and high-net-worth individuals.”

Holley co-led Sullivan & Cromwell’s antitrust team with Renata Hesse, who joined the firm in 2017 after leading the antitrust division at the US Justice Department.

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