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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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05/01/18

Compass Lexecon was retained by counsel for TopBuild to evaluate the competitive effects of its $475 million acquisition of United Subcontractors Inc. (USI). The parties owned and operated the #1 and #3 nationwide insulation installation services companies in the U.S.,...

01/10/18

On December 18, 2017, Judge Richard Seeborg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted summary judgment in favor of Compass Lexecon's clients in two related matters involving alleged price fixing by manufacturers of optical disk...

10/02/17

On October 2, 2017, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a District Court order granting summary judgment for DuPont in this antitrust case brought by Valspar, which involved allegations of price fixing in the sale of titanium dioxide (TiO2)...

09/12/17

Compass Lexecon was retained by counsel for Mars Incorporated to evaluate the competitive effects of its $9 billion acquisition of VCA Inc. The parties owned and operated the two largest veterinary hospital chains in the U.S., with a combined total...

04/01/17

Over the course of the past two years, a Compass Lexecon team led by Mark Israel, Dan Rubinfeld and Glenn Woroch filed several white papers and declarations in an FCC proceeding that explored whether and how to deregulate “Business Data...

07/01/16

After a five-week trial in which Compass Lexecon expert Jon Orszag testified twice, a California jury provided Hewlett Packard (HP) what the Wall Street Journal called a "resounding victory," deciding that Oracle must pay HP $3 billion for breach of...

02/23/16

Compass Lexecon Senior Consultant Professor Daniel Rubinfeld and Compass Lexecon economists assisted Dell in securing regulatory approval of its acquisition of EMC for $67 billion. Compass Lexecon and Professor Rubinfeld were retained by the parties to analyze potential competitive effects...

08/04/15

Clearance Relies On Compass Lexecon Merger Simulation Compass Lexecon experts and economists assisted AT&T in securing regulatory approval of its acquisition of DirecTV. Professors Michael Katz of the University of California, Berkeley, and Philip Haile and Steven Berry of Yale...

10/03/14

On October 3, 2014, Judge Richard Seeborg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order denying class certification in a matter involving alleged price fixing by manufacturers of optical disk drives (“ODDs”), which include...

01/03/13

In January 2013, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced that it had voted unanimously to close its 19-month investigation of Google, concluding that Google’s search-related practices did not stifle competition in violation of antitrust law. In particular, the Commission unanimously...

08/16/12

A Compass Lexecon team lead by Janusz Ordover and Andres Lerner assisted in obtaining U.S. Department of Justice approval for a joint venture between Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, and Bright House Networks. The Compass Lexecon team included...

06/10/11

On June 10, 2011 the U.S. Department of Justice closed its investigation of Compass Lexecon client Advantest’s acquisition of Verigy, two of the three largest suppliers of automated semiconductor testing systems. Initial concern over the deal centered on significantly increased...