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US: Renata Hesse to head Justice Department’s Antitrust Division

 |  April 17, 2016

Renata Hesse, who has been in the midst of enforcing antitrust law during a surge of aggressive corporate dealmaking, has been named to head the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Friday.

“She (Hesse) has played a key role in some of the most challenging antitrust cases brought by the department in the last 15 years,” Lynch said in a statement. “I am confident that, under her guidance, the Antitrust Division will continue to excel in its work to ensure free and fair markets and to protect American consumers.”

Hesse replaces Bill Baer, who was promoted to acting associate attorney general to replace the outgoing Stuart Delery as of Sunday.

She was most recently a deputy assistant attorney general in the division. Her promotion is effective as of Sunday.

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