Ms. Hessler served as a constitutional lawyer for the Senate Judiciary Committee. She drafted and negotiated legislation and advised on a wide range of topics including terrorist surveillance, domestic wiretapping, Guantanamo detainees, habeas corpus, presidential signing statements, abortion, voting rights and eminent domain. She also served on the legal team that counseled on the nomination of Justice Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.
Before joining the staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Ms. Hessler practiced international arbitration at a private law firm in New York City. After graduating from law school, Ms. Hessler clerked for the Honorable Boyce F. Martin, Jr., the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Ms. Hessler received her B.A. in English Literature from Kenyon College and her J.D. from New York University School of Law. She lives in New York City with her husband and their twins.