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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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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...

03/07/18

In the sprawling LIBOR-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation matters, Plaintiffs sought certification of three separate classes: (i) traders of Eurodollar futures and options on futures traded at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (the Exchange-Based Plaintiff Action); (ii) financial institutions that made...

03/23/17

In March 2017, MF Global and Compass Lexecon’s client PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) announced that they had settled a $2 billion malpractice case in New York federal court to the “mutual satisfaction of the parties.” MF Global alleged that PwC’s auditing failures...

02/10/17

In February 2017, our client, the Office of Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that it had reached a settlement of the Office’s securities fraud suit under the Martin Act against Maurice R. (Hank) Greenberg, the former CEO of American...

03/30/16

Compass Lexecon Senior Affiliate Professor Christopher L. Culp and Chicago Booth Professor Pietro Veronesi Filed Joint Report On March 30, 2016, Washington, D.C.'s federal district court Judge Rosemary M. Collyer rescinded the designation of MetLife, Inc. as a "systemically important...

03/29/16

Court Relies on Analysis by Compass Lexecon Senior Affiliate Professor Christopher L. Culp In Re: North Sea Brent Crude Oil Futures Litigation On March 29, 2016, Judge Andrew L. Carter, Jr. in the Southern District of New York issued an...

10/22/14

Morgan Stanley and Van Kampen served as investment advisors to various closed-end municipal and taxable bond funds. In order to generate leverage, the funds issued auction rate preferred securities (ARPS). In February 2008, the downgrades of monoline bond insurers and...

10/03/13

On October 3, 2013, just prior to trial, Compass Lexecon’s client, Deloitte & Touche LLP (Deloitte) settled multiple lawsuits in Florida state court in which both Deutsche Bank and the now-bankrupt entity Ocala Funding (Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp.’s...

02/03/12

On February 3, 2012, Judge Richard J. Holwell (Southern District of New York) ruled in favor of Compass Lexecon’s client, Prudential Retirement Insurance and Annuity Co. (PRIAC), in the lawsuit it had brought against State Street Bank and Trust Company....

10/15/10

In one of the most prominent cases arising from the financial crisis, the Securities and Exchange Commission sued Angelo Mozilo and other executives for securities fraud and insider trading related to their work running Countrywide Financial and its mortgage businesses....

03/13/09

In March, CME Group won final approval to provide central counterparty clearing services for credit default swaps (CDS), following an extensive review by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Board of Governors of the Federal...

10/01/08

Federal Guaranty Insurance Co. (FGIC) entered into a master agreement with MBIA Insurance Corp. (MBIA) in which MBIA acquired approximately $184 billion of FGIC’s municipal bond insurance obligations. GE Funding Holdings, Inc. (GE), the owner of FGIC’s senior preferred shares,...

05/13/08

We were retained in this case by Mark Hansen of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel P.L.L.C. and Bruce Kaplan of Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP to work on behalf of their clients Bain Capital Partners and Thomas...

02/26/08

This case involved litigation over the refusal by a group of lenders to provide financing to our client, Solutia, which would enable it to exit bankruptcy. We were retained by Rick Werder and others at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver &...