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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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05/29/18

Compass Lexecon provided economic advice and analysis in the $66 billion global acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer. Both Bayer and Monsanto are active in the supply of seeds and seed treatments, including those designed to work with patented seed traits....

09/27/17

In February 2017, Integra LifeSciences agreed to buy Johnson & Johnson’s global neurosurgery business – branded Codman – for more than $1 billion. Both Integra and Codman are leading suppliers of neurosurgical products in the United States, with largely complementary...

05/26/17

Compass Lexecon was retained by counsel for Sherwin Williams Co. to evaluate the competitive effects associated with Sherwin Williams’ acquisition of The Valspar Corp., and to develop economic support for expediting regulatory approval in the U.S. Both Sherwin Williams and...

07/01/15

In late 2014, the Texas Attorney General (AG) office opened an investigation of possible anticompetitive effects from the previously consummated acquisition by Leslie’s Pool Supplies of the Texas-based chain Warehouse Pool Supplies. The Texas AG office claimed that prices of...

05/26/15

A Compass Lexecon team including Dennis Carlton, Jon Orszag, Rick Flyer, Colleen Loughlin, Dan Stone, Kirupa Ramaiah, Daniel Garcia-Swartz and Jacqueline Barrett assisted Joe Sims, Craig Waldman, Geoffrey Oliver, Kate Wallace and Ausra Deluard of Jones Day, outside counsel to...

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...

11/01/13

FTC Relies Heavily on Econometric Analyses On November 1, 2013, the United States' Federal Trade Commission provided regulatory clearance for the merger of OfficeMax and Office Depot, two of the largest office supplies retail chains in the United States. The...

09/01/11

Compass Lexecon assisted with the successful regulatory approval of DAK Americas’ acquisitions of two North American PET businesses. DAK Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alfa S.A.B. de C.V. of Monterrey Mexico, acquired Wellman, Inc.’s PET business and Eastman Chemical’s...

09/28/10

Compass Lexecon was retained by Tim Walsh of Steptoe & Johnson LLP on behalf of their client, Cumberland Farms, to analyze the potential competitive effects of Cumberland’s acquisition of ExxonMobil’s gasoline retail and distribution assets on Long Island. Compass Lexecon’s...

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...