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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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04/26/21

Court Relies on Compass Lexecon Senior Managing Director Dr. Adel Turki On April 9, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland granted summary judgment in favor of Compass Lexecon’s clients First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. and its board...

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...

11/15/16

On October 28, 2016, the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware ruled that the Modified Second Amended Joint Plan of Paragon Offshore plc and Affiliated Debtors (the “Bankruptcy Plan”) was likely to be followed by further reorganization and was...

07/22/16

Compass Lexecon President Professor Daniel R. Fischel Testifies Successfully at Trial The Defendants in this matter, owners of iHeart Priority Guarantee Notes, served Notices of Default on March 7, 2016, after iHeart transferred 100 million non-traded Class B shares of...

06/13/16

Compass Lexecon and its President, Professor Daniel R. Fischel, were retained in this matter to analyze claims of financial misconduct. Professor Fischel wrote a report analyzing the claims, responded to the opposing expert, and subsequently testified at the hearing. The panel...

06/01/16

Compass Lexecon’s President Professor Daniel R. Fischel was retained by the Plaintiff class to analyze the economic evidence in connection with their allegations of securities fraud against Household International. In an earlier trial, a federal court jury in Chicago adopted...

12/16/15

Five Compass Lexecon Experts Testify at the Hearing for Webcasters In a December 2015 decision, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) concluded "Web IV," a multi-year process to determine the statutory royalty rate paid by non-interactive internet radio webcasting services such...

11/13/15

Compass Lexecon President Daniel R. Fischel Argued Synergies Claimed by Acquirer Were Overstated In July 2015, Mylan N.V., a pharmaceutical firm based in the Netherlands, announced an unsolicited tender offer to acquire Perrigo Company plc, an Irish pharmaceutical firm. Mylan...

08/27/15

Compass Lexecon was retained by Stuart Grant of Grant & Eisenhofer P.A., Randall Baron of Robbins, Geller, Rudman & Dowd LLP, and Michael Wagner of Kessler, Topaz, Meltzer & Check, LLP on behalf of the plaintiff class in litigation before the...

01/02/14

Chrysler emerged from bankruptcy in 2009 and at the time, it issued membership interests to the United States Department of the Treasury, Fiat, and the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (the Trust), a health trust that was formed to provide...

11/15/13

Compass Lexecon was retained by Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Activision) in connection with litigation seeking to enjoin a transaction involving Activision’s repurchase of shares owned by majority shareholder Vivendi S.A. Compass Lexecon expert Kevin Dages submitted an affidavit in conjunction with...

10/23/13

Judgment Follows Successful Trial Testimony of Compass Lexecon's President, Professor Daniel R. Fischel Last week, Judge Ronald A. Guzman of the Northern District of Illinois entered a judgment against Household International (now HSBC Finance Corporation) and three officer defendants of...

06/28/13

On May 29, 2009, Cox Enterprises, Inc. consummated a short-form merger in which Cox Enterprises, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Cox Media Group, acquired the shares of Cox Radio, Inc. stock it did not own at a price of $4.80...

02/27/12

On November 11, 2001, BankAtlantic Bancorp, Inc. and BB&T agreed to a transaction wherein BB&T was to acquire 100% of the equity of BankAtlantic, a federal savings bank, from BankAtlantic Bancorp. The holders of several series of trust preferred securities...

10/31/11

The Tribune Co. undertook a two-step reorganization in 2007. In the first step, a newly formed ESOP purchased a portion of Tribune’s outstanding common shares financed by $8 billion of borrowings. In the second step, the remaining common shares were...

10/19/11

In May 2011, a Cerberus fund agreed to purchase 64 hotels from Innkeepers USA Trust for $1.12 billion. In August 2011, Cerberus notified Innkeepers that it was terminating the agreement pursuant to the Material Adverse Effect clause in the purchase...

11/04/10

Last Thursday, a federal court jury rejected a multi-billion dollar damage claim brought by Terra Firma, a British private equity firm, and returned a defense verdict on behalf of Citigroup, represented by Ted Wells, Jay Cohen, Jack Baughman and others...

05/03/10

Plaintiffs filed a case under ERISA alleging breaches of fiduciary duties by Baxter and several related defendants. Compass Lexecon expert Daniel R. Fischel filed reports on behalf of the defendants demonstrating that the economic evidence is inconsistent with plaintiffs’ claim...

01/12/10

Compass Lexecon was retained by Cliff Thau, Steven Paradise, and Hilary Preston of Vinson & Elkins on behalf of their client Stone Energy Corp. in a case involving the company’s revision of its proved oil and gas reserves. Compass Lexecon...

12/08/09

Overstock.com sued our clients Copper River Partners and various entities, claiming that they worked in concert to harm Overstock.com and enrich themselves, including by depressing the company’s stock price through issuance of allegedly false analyst reports and selling the stock...

11/05/09

After separate class action lawsuits filed in federal and New York state courts regarding the fairness of compensation provided to policyholders in the MetLife demutualization were certified, Compass Lexecon expert Michael Keable testified at deposition in both cases that the...

05/07/09

Last week, after a five week trial before the Honorable Judge Ronald A. Guzman, a federal court jury in Chicago delivered a verdict against Household International and three officer defendants and in favor of Compass Lexecon's client, a class of...