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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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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...

02/14/20

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...

03/12/19

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...

01/27/19

Compass Lexecon Expert Testifies Successfully for Defendants Plaintiffs in In re: Bearings Cases (part of In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation) alleged that manufacturers of steel ball and roller bearings for automotive and industrial use conspired to elevate their prices....

01/16/19

In May 2018, Wabtec Corporation, a manufacturer of railroad components, announced plans to acquire General Electric’s Transportation division, which manufactures locomotives and other transportation products, for $11 billion. Compass Lexecon experts Jonathan Orszag and Daniel O’Brien were retained by counsel...

01/13/19

In December 2018, ABRA Auto Body Repair and Caliber Collision announced a merger that would create the collision repair provider with the largest geographic coverage in the United States. Compass Lexecon was retained by counsel for both ABRA and Caliber...

12/17/18

In this case, Plaintiffs alleged that TD Ameritrade Futures & Forex LLC (TDAFF) engaged in fraud and acted in a recklessly and commercially unreasonable manner by liquidating putative class members’ deep out-of-the-money short put options on the E-mini S&P500® futures...

12/05/18

Compass Lexecon President Daniel R. Fischel Testifies on Damage Issues at Trial JM Eagle is a large manufacturer of PVC pipe which sells pipe to municipalities and other governmental entities around the country. The recent damages trial against JM Eagle...

11/30/18

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman approved the Plan of Distribution for the $408.5 million settlement in the ISDAfix Manipulation case, in which Plaintiffs allege that Defendants manipulated the ISDAfix benchmark rates, which are used in the settlement of a variety...

11/28/18

Following a Phase-II investigation, the European Commission (“EC”) unconditionally cleared the acquisition by T-Mobile NL, the Netherlands’ third largest mobile network operator (“MNO”), of its smaller rival Tele2 NL. The EC’s decision marks the first unconditional clearance of a 4-to-3...

10/31/18

Compass Lexecon was retained to represent CME Group Inc. in connection with its $5.4 billion acquisition of NEX Group plc. The deal combined the largest US-based futures exchange and a leading operator of cash trading platforms and post-trade services. In...