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Compass Lexecon has been involved in many of the largest and most complex antitrust litigation and financial market cases over the past 30 years.

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07/08/20

Compass Lexecon experts provided analysis in two recent, successfully resolved product defect class actions. The first was GM’s settlement of claims resulting from recalls of ignition switch assemblies, side airbags, and power steering systems covering millions of vehicles. The second...

06/29/20

On 17 June 2020, the UK Supreme Court issued a landmark judgment in relation to three sets of proceedings involving Mastercard, Visa and various claimant retailers. The judgment found in favor of Compass Lexecon’s retailer clients, drawing on analysis provided...

05/22/20

Court Relies on Testimony of Compass Lexecon Expert Dr. Adel Turki Plaintiff in this litigation claimed that Banner Health failed to fulfill certain fiduciary obligations under ERISA by, among other actions, failing to prudently monitor the Mutual Fund Window offered...

05/18/20

In a resubmitted investment treaty claim by TECO Guatemala Holdings LLC, economic experts Manuel A. Abdala and Julian M. Delamer successfully assisted the Republic of Guatemala to defend against a US$202.3 million claim involving an undue regulatory process leading to...

04/27/20

On April 14, 2020, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that it had reached agreements with ten U.S. passenger carriers (Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, SkyWest Airlines, and Southwest...

04/18/20

In March 2019, NVIDIA, a manufacturer of graphical processing units (GPUs) and other computer processing components, announced plans to acquire Mellanox, which manufacturers various network interconnects, for $6.9 billion. Compass Lexecon experts Jonathan Orszag, Elizabeth Wang, Daniel O’Brien and Mary...

03/10/20

Plaintiffs in this litigation claimed that Defendants breached their fiduciary duties by creating the Active Large Cap U.S. Stock Fund and maintaining it as an investment option for Plan participants and as one of the investments underlying the Plan’s target...

02/17/20

Paris Commercial Court relies on Compass Lexecon analysis in rejection of damages claims. In February 2020, the Paris Commercial Court fully rejected all damages claims of distribution companies that were brought against dairy manufacturers before the Consular Court. These damages...

02/14/20

Compass Lexecon Expert Dr. Jorge Padilla Testifies Successfully at Trial On 13 February 2020, the Federal Court of Australia ruled in favor of Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Limited (VHA) and TPG Telecom Limited (TPG) against the ACCC, concluding that the...

02/13/20

Bank of America offered $39.9 million to settle claims relating to representations and warranties on mortgages conveyed to an RMBS Trust. An investor in the Trust petitioned the New York State Supreme Court to direct the Trustee, Deutsche Bank National...

02/12/20

On February 10, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled in favor of Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Mobile US, Inc., Softbank Group Corp., and Sprint Corporation in State of New York et al. v. Deutsche Telekom...

01/21/20

On January 20, 2020, the Court of Appeal of the State of California unanimously affirmed the trial court’s grant of Summary Judgment in favor of Defendant Hearst Corporation (owner of the San Francisco Chronicle), rejecting Plaintiff San Francisco Print Media’s...

12/19/19

Court Relies on the Testimony of Compass Lexecon Senior Consultant Professor Kenneth Lehn On November 1, 2017, Boston Scientific entered into an agreement to acquire Channel Medsystems conditional on Channel Medsystems receiving FDA approval for their Cerene device. Boston Scientific...

12/11/19

Court Relies on the Testimony of Compass Lexecon Senior Consultant Professor Allen Ferrell The Attorney General of the State of New York (“NYAG”) alleged that ExxonMobil provided false and misleading statements to the market regarding its management of “economic risks...

10/15/19

Compass Lexecon’s client EagleView Technologies claimed Verisk Analytics infringed multiple patents. In a twelve-day jury trial, EagleView prevailed and the jury awarded the full $125 million in lost profits damages Compass Lexecon Senior Consultant Dr. Jonathan Arnold testified to at...

10/07/19

Court Relies on Testimony of Compass Lexecon President Professor Daniel R. Fischel After struggling for years, in late 2008 Chrysler Corporation was forced to seek Government assistance to avoid failure. As part of the TARP program, the U.S. Treasury provided...

09/18/19

Following a Phase-II investigation, the European Commission (“EC”) cleared the acquisition by E.ON of Innogy's distribution and consumer solutions business as well as certain electricity generation assets of Innogy, subject to conditions. This Transaction is part of an extensive asset...

09/10/19

Compass Lexecon advised the Lithuanian Transmission System Operator LitGrid on the design and market rules of the Capacity Market in the electricity sector. The Lithuanian Capacity Mechanism (“CM”) will be the first in the Baltic States. To ensure the security...

08/20/19

Federal Court Relies Heavily on Testimony of Compass Lexecon Expert Dr. Darin N. Lee On August 12, 2019, U.S. District Court Judge John H. McBryde of the Northern District of Texas issued Compass Lexecon’s client, American Airlines, Inc. (“American” or...

08/19/19

In December 2018, GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) and Pfizer Inc. agreed to combine their consumer healthcare businesses through a multi-billion dollar transaction. GSK markets common over the counter health care products such as Excedrin, TUMs, Prevacid, and Triaminic, while Pfizer markets...

08/07/19

Compass Lexecon was retained by American Airlines and Qantas Airways to provide an economic analysis of the competitive effects of a proposed “metal-neutral joint venture” that would include joint capacity planning and pricing on flights between North America and Australia...

07/11/19

On 27 June 2019, the European Commission unconditionally approved the acquisition of Red Hat by IBM at Phase I. The Commission’s clearance decision followed unconditional approvals by the U.S. Department of Justice and several other national competition authorities. The $34...

06/13/19

Compass Lexecon experts Dr. Manuel A. Abdala and Professor Pablo T. Spiller were retained by NextEra Energy (Claimant) as regulatory and quantum experts in an Energy Charter Treaty arbitration against the Kingdom of Spain, held under ICSID rules. The dispute...

06/10/19

On 16 April 2019, the CMA approved the acquisition of Exterion Media by Global Media & Entertainment Limited (Global) at Phase I, combining two of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the UK. Compass Lexecon experts worked closely with the legal...

04/23/19

Following a Phase I investigation, the European Commission (“EC”) cleared the acquisition by Marsh & McLennan Companies (“MMC”), one of the leading global insurance and reinsurance brokers, of Jardine Lloyd Thomson (“JLT”) conditional on the divestment of JLT’s global Aerospace...

04/11/19

Compass Lexecon experts Dr. Manuel A. Abdala and Professor Pablo T. Spiller were retained by two ExxonMobil subsidiaries, Mobil Exploration and Development Argentina Inc. (MEDA) and Mobil Argentina S.A. (MASA), to assess damages in their ICSID international arbitration claim against...

03/26/19

Compass Lexecon Senior Consultant Dr. Jonathan Arnold Testifies Successfully and is Cited Favorably Multiple Times in Opinion In this matter, Compass Lexecon's client, Motorola Solutions claimed that certain Hytera products infringed Motorola's patents, and sought (i) a determination from the...

03/18/19

In March 2019, the European Commission ("EC") closed its investigation into the licensing practices of a number of Hollywood studios and large European pay-TV broadcasters (Case AT.40023 'Cross-border access to pay-TV', initiated in January 2014) after the parties accepted legally...

03/12/19

Dr. Manuel A. Abdala and Professor Pablo T. Spiller were retained in 2007 by ConocoPhillips Company et al. (Claimants) to provide their independent assessment regarding the value of two large-scale heavy crude oil projects (Petrozuata and Hamaca) and an offshore...

03/05/19

On February 26, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals rejected the Department of Justice’s appeal of the US District Court’s opinion allowing the merger of AT&T and Time Warner to proceed without conditions. The Department of Justice announced soon thereafter...