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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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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...

05/31/18

In March 2018, Agilent Technologies announced plans to acquire Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. (AATI). Both Agilent and AATI sell products that analyze the quality and quantity of nucleic acid fragments. A Compass Lexecon team provided economic analysis in support of...

02/22/18

In December 2017, the Honourable Mr. Justice Myers of the Supreme Court of British Columbia declined to certify the proposed class in a class proceeding brought by a plaintiff representing direct and indirect purchasers of roll-on/roll-off (“RoRo”) vessel services used...

08/08/17

In March 2017, Intel announced that it planned to acquire Israel-based Mobileye, a global leader in the development of computer vision and machine learning for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving. The combination of Intel and Mobileye will allow...

09/26/16

On September 26, 2016, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of American Express in U.S. et al. v. American Express Co. et al. The Second Circuit reversed and remanded, with instructions to enter judgment in favor...

05/09/16

In May 2016, the U.S. District Court for Central Pennsylvania denied the preliminary injunction sought by the Federal Trade Commission in Federal Trade Commission and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Penn State Hershey Medical Center and PinnacleHealth System. Compass Lexecon Senior...

09/16/15

A Compass Lexecon team including Dennis Carlton, Gustavo Bamberger, Lynette Neumann, Bryan Keating, and Jon Orszag assisted Thomas Barnett, Anne Lee, Ross Demain and Katharine Mitchell-Tombras of Covington & Burling LLP; and Franco Castelli of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz,...

06/24/15

In June 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) granted early termination of the waiting period applicable to the Nokia – Alcatel-Lucent transaction.  Although sales shares were relatively concentrated in the United States, Compass Lexecon expert Dennis Carlton explained in meetings...

11/12/13

On November 12, 2013, US Airways and American Airlines announced that they had reached a proposed settlement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and several states to end the litigation challenging their merger and that, as a result, they expect...

06/24/13

On June 24, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the European Commission (EC) cleared the proposed acquisition of joint control over Virgin Atlantic by Delta (replacing Singapore Airlines as a 49% minority shareholder) and Virgin Group (retaining its...

10/05/12

On October 5, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Report and Order sunsetting the ban on exclusive contracts involving cable-affiliated programming networks, which had been in place since 1992. During the FCC’s proceedings on this topic, Compass Lexecon...

06/10/11

On June 10, 2011, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) approved the application of Delta Air Lines and affiliates of the Virgin Blue Group for antitrust immunity which will allow the applicants to form an alliance and coordinate flights between...

04/26/11

On April 26, 2011, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it closed its investigation of the proposed acquisition of AirTran Airways by Southwest Airlines Company. Compass Lexecon was retained by Southwest – through its counsel Steven Sunshine at Skadden,...

01/25/11

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice announced approval of a joint venture through which Comcast and General Electric will combine the broadcast, cable programming, movie studio, theme park, and online content businesses of NBC Universal...

07/20/10

On July 20, 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued an order approving “an alliance among five members of ‘oneworld’ – American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, Finnair, and Royal Jordanian” and granting them “antitrust immunity to implement those agreements.” This...

03/27/10

Compass Lexecon experts, Professors Dennis Carlton and Daniel Rubinfeld were retained by Katherine Forrest, of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP (now at the DOJ) and Paul Yde of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP to advise United Airlines and Continental Airlines on...

12/23/09

Compass Lexecon expert Jon Orszag, supported by Jay Ezrielev, Elizabeth Wang, Loren Poulsen, and Bryan Keating of Compass Lexecon’s Washington and Cambridge offices, testified on economic issues at an FCC hearing in front of the administrative law judge on behalf...

09/29/09

In this alleged price-fixing class action, a plaintiff class of registered nurses in the Chicago, IL area alleged that defendant hospitals in Chicago conspired to suppress nursing wages. Compass Lexecon expert Bobby Willig, supported by Susan Manning, Elizabeth Wang, Bryan...

05/19/09

Compass Lexecon expert Jon Orszag, supported by Jay Ezrielev, Elizabeth Wang, Loren Poulsen, and Bryan Keating of Compass Lexecon’s Washington and Cambridge offices, testified on economic issues at an FCC hearing in front of the administrative law judge on behalf...

10/29/08

Compass Lexecon was retained by both Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines in connection with their proposed merger to become the world’s largest airline. Bobby Willig, Dan Rubinfeld, Jon Orszag, Theresa Sullivan, Steve Peterson, and Bryan Keating, along with others...