Harold Hestnes

Retired Partner

Hestnes, Harold

For over forty years, Harold Hestnes practiced general litigation with an emphasis on public law issues, particularly antitrust and regulatory matters affecting the oil, gas and electric power industries. He retired from active practice in 2007.

Mr. Hestnes is a prior chairman of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, director and secretary of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, and is past chairman and a member of the Boston Coordinating Committee. He has served as chairman of the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Weston, and as director and chairman of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of CareGroup, MassINC and the Vermont Historical Society.

From 1961-62, Mr. Hestnes served as counsel to Governor John A. Volpe.

Publications & News


December 19, 2008

WilmerHale Wins Victory in Illinois Supreme Court Case

Case Concerning Governor Blagojevich’s 2005 Administrative Rule Surrounding “Emergency Contraception”

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JD, Boston College Law School, 1961

LLM, Harvard University, 1962

MPA, Harvard University, 1962

AB, Harvard University, 1958

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