Hesse Strong Pick To Lead DOJ Until Baer Confirmation

Law360, New York (November 19, 2012, 8:07 PM EST) -- With years of experience at the U.S. Department of Justice and high-profile turns on two of the government's biggest antitrust cases in recent years, Renata Hesse is a strong choice to run the Antitrust Division until Arnold & Porter LLP's Bill Baer is confirmed, attorneys said Monday.

Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to ask Hesse to take over as acting assistant attorney general after Joseph Wayland left Friday to return to Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP won praise from antitrust experts.

Though Hesse is not expected...
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