Lee Hepner

Lee Hepner is Legal Counsel at the American Economic Liberties Project. With extensive experience in state and local policy, Lee has worked with community stakeholders and labor groups to address the real world harms of corporate power and enhance the quality of life of workers, families and small business owners. He has crafted, passed, and ensured the effective implementation of precedent-setting legislation concerning small business vitality, tenants rights, government ethics, surveillance technology and data privacy.

Lee comes to Economic Liberties from San Francisco, CA where he has worked in law and politics since graduating from UCLA, then UC Hastings College of the Law with a concentration in Civil Litigation. He is admitted to practice in the State of California.

You can reach Lee at lhepner@economicliberties.us.

Latest Publications

Amicus Brief: U.S. v. United States Sugar Corporation, et. al

Amicus BriefAnti-Monopoly Policies & Enforcement

November 8, 2022 — The American Economic Liberties Project filed an amicus brief in support of the U.S. Department of Justice’s appeal of the district court decision to allow U.S. Sugar Corporations’ $350 million acquisition of rival Imperial Sugar Company. The brief argues that that the acquisition cannot be sustained under the incipiency standard created by Section 7 of the Clayton Act, in both the regional and national markets proposed by the parties.

Tools for Reforming Antitrust Policy: A Guide for State Lawmakers to Challenge Corporate Power

State and Local Policy

September 13, 2022 — “Reforming Antitrust Policy to Challenge Corporate Power: A Guide for State Lawmakers" lays out several ways for state governments and enforcers to decentralize economic power and redistribute that power to communities and create an inclusive, robust democracy.