Curt Hessler

Former Chairman and CEO, 101 Communications
Lecturer in Law

  • B.A. Harvard, 1966
  • J.D. Yale, 1973
  • M.A. UC Berkeley, 1976
  • UCLA Faculty Since 2002

Curt Hessler has taught Antitrust Law and Information Law at UCLA School of Law since Fall 2002. He will also teach Digital Wars - Major Current Legal Battles in Information Economies. In his business career, he has served as Chairman and founding CEO of 101communications; President/CEO of Quarterdeck, Inc.; Chairman/CEO of I-Net, Inc.; Executive Vice President of the Times Mirror Company; Vice Chairman of Unisys Corporation; and Executive Vice President of Sears World Trade, Inc. Hessler was a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, and served as Assistant Treasury Secretary for Economic Policy in the Carter Administration. He clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge J. Skelly Wright, after education at Yale Law School, the University of California at Berkeley (M.A. Economics), Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and Harvard College. Mr. Hessler resides with his family in Pasadena and may be reached at or, or at his home office phone, 626-799-5257.