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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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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...

04/12/16

On April 12, 2016, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court ruling certifying a securities class action against Best Buy and three of its executives regarding certain allegedly false and misleading statements. The Court held that the...

11/04/14

In April and May 2014, Valeant made various proposals to acquire Allergan and in June 2014 Valeant launched a tender offer. Entities related to Pershing Square and Valeant purchased approximately 10 percent of the outstanding shares of Valeant prior to...

05/05/14

Citing alleged problems with Sotheby’s business strategy and governance, Daniel Loeb and Third Point LLC launched a proxy fight to obtain three seats on Sotheby’s board of directors. Third Point sought to purchase additional shares of Sotheby’s in the contest...

03/11/14

Compass Lexecon was retained by Edward Welch and Edward Micheletti of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP on behalf of their clients, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. (Jos. A. Bank) and its directors, in litigation before the Delaware Chancery...

11/18/13

On November 18, 2013 an Arbitration Panel ruled invalid the consent solicitation undertaken by Corvex Management LP (Corvex) and Related Fund Management, LLC (Related) in June 2013 to remove the Board of Trustees of CommonWealth REIT (CommonWealth). The Panel also...

06/19/13

On June 19, 2013, Utah State Judge Andrew H. Stone ruled in favor of Defendants, our clients, denying an injunction in a suit claiming that Mr. You-Bin Leng, Feihe International’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and an affiliate of Morgan...

04/29/13

On April 29, 2013 Pennsylvania Court Judge Christine Ward dismissed seven consolidated shareholder derivative and purported class action lawsuits, clearing the way for the successful shareholder vote on the acquisition of H.J. Heinz by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital. Plaintiffs...

03/29/12

In March 2012, Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the United States District Court (Southern District of New York) ruled in favor of Compass Lexecon’s client, the plaintiffs in a securities class action against Pfizer Inc. and certain of its officers,...

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...

05/19/10

Plaintiff shareholders filed class action suits in both the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware and in Texas state court challenging the consideration and terms of the merger agreement between Xerox Corporation and Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS)...

11/23/09

Plaintiff, City of St. Clair Shores Police and Fire Retirement System, filed a class action suit in Texas state court challenging the merger agreement between Xerox Corporation and Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS). Compass Lexecon expert Charles Cox submitted a...