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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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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...

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...

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...

10/15/18

Court Relies on Testimony of Compass Lexecon Expert Professor Daniel R. Fischel On October 1, 2018, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery, relying on Compass Lexecon President Daniel Fischel's expert testimony on behalf of Compass...

08/01/18

Court Relies on Testimony of Compass Lexecon Experts Professor Daniel R. Fischel and Dr. Adel Turki Plaintiffs in this litigation claimed that New York University paid excessive recordkeeping fees and made imprudent investments in its employee retirement plans, thereby failing...

07/11/18

Compass Lexecon was retained by AT&T and Time Warner to provide economic analysis and expert testimony concerning the merger of the two companies, and to assist with the litigation brought by the U.S. Department of Justice to block the deal...

03/14/18

Compass Lexecon President Daniel R. Fischel and Professor Bradford Cornell Testify at Trial After Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., (“Lehman”) filed for bankruptcy, Trustees for 244 RMBS Trusts filed claims arising out of alleged breaches of representations and warranties on mortgages...

02/26/18

Compass Lexecon was retained in the first two cases decided following the Delaware Supreme Court's landmark decision in In re: Appraisal of Dell, Inc. (C.A. No. 9322-VCL). The courts in both cases reached fair value determinations below the respective deal...

09/11/17

Compass Lexecon President Daniel R. Fischel Testifies Successfully In August 2017, Judge William Martinez of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado granted Archstone's motions for summary judgment and ordered the entry of a final judgment in...

08/14/17

During the years 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, the Western and Southern Life Insurance Company and its affiliates ("Western & Southern") purchased residential mortgage backed securities with a face value of $538 million. The Bank of New York Mellon ("BNYM")...

06/30/17

Compass Lexecon was retained by counsel for Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee to evaluate a proposed $695 million settlement between 99 Trusts, JP Morgan and the FDIC. The Trusts had purchased mortgage loans from Washington Mutual. After Washington...

04/27/17

Compass Lexecon President Professor Daniel R. Fischel leads Compass Lexecon Team This case stems from the 2007 acquisition of Lyondell Chemical Company by Basell AF S.C.A and the subsequent bankruptcy of the merged firm, LyondellBasell AF S.C.A ("LBI"), in January...

01/12/17

Compass Lexecon President Professor Daniel R. Fischel Testifies at Hearing This case involved a claim by Motiva Enterprises LLC ("Motiva") against the Bechtel-Jacobs CEP Port Arthur Joint Venture ("BJJV"), a joint venture between Bechtel Corporation ("Bechtel") and Jacobs Engineering Group...

12/16/16

Compass Lexecon President Daniel R. Fischel Testifies Successfully at Trial This case involved a stockholder appraisal action resulting from Fidelity National Financial's $4.2 billion acquisition of Lender Processing Services ("LPS") in 2014. LPS shareholders who voted in favor of the...

12/07/16

On January 30, 2016, Abbott Labs and Alere Inc. entered into a merger agreement whereby Abbott would acquire all of Alere’s outstanding shares for $56 per share in cash. On December 7, 2016, Abbott sued in Delaware Chancery Court for...

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...

08/19/16

Compass Lexecon was retained by counsel for Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee to evaluate a proposed $695 million settlement between 99 Trusts, JP Morgan and the FDIC. The Trusts had purchased mortgage loans from Washington Mutual. After Washington...

08/12/16

Compass Lexecon President Daniel R. Fischel Makes Recommendations and Testifies at Trial In this matter, JP Morgan offered a $4.5 billion settlement to Trustees for 330 RMBS Trusts to settle claims relating to representations, warranties, documentation and servicing on mortgages...

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...

01/08/16

In this matter, Compass Lexecon was retained by counsel for Steven Cohen to evaluate the economic evidence in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) administrative action against him claiming that he failed to reasonably supervise two SAC Capital employees who...

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...

09/08/15

To enhance the value of its common stock, rationalize its capital structure and reduce its leverage ratio, our client, Emmis Communications Corporation (Emmis), determined that it would be in the best interests of its shareholders to commence a program to...

08/18/15

In this case, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) claimed that Promontory Financial Group, Inc. (Promontory), consultant to UK bank Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), did not meet the NYDFS standard for independent consultants when it performed its...

03/11/15

Compass Lexecon Senior Advisor Dr. Jonathan Arnold Testifies Successfully for Plaintiffs This case involved a multi-year Ponzi-like scheme to siphon funds from life insurance companies and bank trust accounts established to fund funeral services purchased in advance of death. Compass...

03/06/15

Compass Lexecon was retained by counsel for Bank of New York Mellon (“BNYM”) as Trustee to evaluate a proposed $8.5 billion settlement between 530 Trusts and Bank of America. The Trusts had purchased mortgage backed securities from Countrywide prior to...

01/20/15

This was a stockholder class action against certain members of the board (the “Board”) of Jefferies Group, Inc. (“Jefferies”) and Leucadia National Corporation (“Leucadia”). Plaintiffs alleged that four conflicted members of the Jefferies Board breached their fiduciary duties while negotiating...

11/19/14

This matter involved a stockholder class and derivative action against certain current and former members of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (“Activision” or the “Company”) , Activision’s former majority stockholder Vivendi S.A. (“Vivendi”), and certain...