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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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02/02/21

Court Relies on Testimony of Three Compass Lexecon Experts On January 29, 2021, Judge Sean H. Lane of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York ruled in favor of AMR Corporation et al. in a case...

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...

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...

03/09/18

In March 2018, a three judge panel of the U.S. Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit affirmed the lower court’s granting of summary judgment to Compass Lexecon’s client, Delta Air Lines, in an antitrust suit involving allegations that Delta colluded...

07/17/17

In July 2017, an appellate panel in the Second Circuit upheld Judge Denise Cote’s decisions, dismissing the antitrust claims of two e-book retailers that had sued Apple Inc., and five e-book publishers, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, MacMillan, The Penguin...

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...

05/01/17

In May 2017, the State of Illinois reached a tentative settlement agreement with the last remaining Defendant in the last remaining proceeding in the multidistrict TFT-LCD price-fixing antitrust litigation. This capped roughly ten years of Compass Lexecon involvement, from the...

12/12/16

A Compass Lexecon team including Dennis Carlton, Bradley Reiff, Yoad Shefi and Peter Marlantes assisted Steven Sunshine and Steven Albertson of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, outside counsel for Anheuser-Busch InBev (A-B), in seeking U.S. Department of Justice...

09/28/16

In September 2016, the Third Circuit affirmed a Pennsylvania Federal Court’s April 2015 dismissal of Mylan Pharmaceutical’s (Mylan) suit against Compass Lexecon client Warner Chilcott, PLC (Warner Chilcott), finding that Mylan had defined the oral tetracycline market too narrowly and...

09/01/16

In September 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a March 2014 U.S. District Court decision, granting summary judgment to Defendant Honeywell International, Inc. (Honeywell) on antitrust claims brought by Aerotec International, Inc. (Aerotec). Aerotec is...

06/14/16

Compass Lexecon experts provide testimony in a wide range of patent related litigation, including disputes over patent licensing, damages from infringement, economic evidence on patent validity, and economic analysis of licensing commitments. For example, Compass Lexecon experts Professor Dennis W. Carlton...

03/01/16

Compass Lexecon was retained by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP on behalf of News Corporation and its subsidiary News America Inc. to analyze damages stemming from an alleged monopolization of the market for the provision of third-party in-store...

01/15/16

In January 2016, the European Commission cleared the proposed acquisition of beverage can manufacturer Rexam by its competitor Ball, subject to the divestment of 12 plants in the European Economic Area. In June 2016, the FTC cleared the proposed acquisition...

09/16/15

A Compass Lexecon team including Dennis Carlton, Gustavo Bamberger, Lynette Neumann, Bryan Keating, and Jon Orszag assisted Thomas Barnett, Anne Lee, Ross Demain and Katharine Mitchell-Tombras of Covington & Burling LLP; and Franco Castelli of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz,...

06/24/15

In June 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) granted early termination of the waiting period applicable to the Nokia – Alcatel-Lucent transaction.  Although sales shares were relatively concentrated in the United States, Compass Lexecon expert Dennis Carlton explained in meetings...

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...

09/04/13

Jury Finds Minimal Damages for HannStar Based on Testimony from Compass Lexecon Expert Professor Dennis Carlton and No Liability for Toshiba HannStar and other Taiwanese, Korean, and Japanese firms (not including Toshiba) had previously reached guilty plea agreements with the...

02/06/13

In February 2013, the Korean Fair Trade Commission closed its investigation into the contracting and pricing practices used by Air Products Korea in its supply of industrial gases in Ulsan, South Korea. A Compass Lexecon team including Professor Dennis Carlton,...

06/25/12

On Monday, June 25, Compass Lexecon expert, Dennis Carlton, testified as a damages expert in the direct-purchaser class portion of the TFT-LCD price fixing litigation, in which Toshiba was the sole remaining Defendant (all others had settled previously). The six-week...

03/15/12

In December 2011, the Federal Trade Commission approved IMS Health’s acquisition of SDI Health, bringing together two of the largest data providers servicing the pharmaceutical industry. Compass Lexecon was retained by David Gelfand at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP...

03/05/12

On March 5, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission cleared Western Digital Corp.’s acquisition of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. The companies produce hard disk drives (HDD) for use in computers and other devices. In a settlement with the FTC, the companies...

12/07/11

On December 7, 2011, Datatel and SunGard Higher Education announced that the proposed combination of the two companies cleared Department of Justice review. Datatel and SunGard Higher Education both produce enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for educational institutions worldwide. Professor...

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...

06/22/11

Compass Lexecon experts Professor Robert Willig, Professor Dennis Carlton, and Dr. Hal Sider assisted CME Group in its successful opposition to a proposed regulation that would require the CME Clearinghouse to transfer open interest to a rival exchange’s clearinghouse. ELX,...

05/06/11

A Compass Lexecon team including Professor Dennis Carlton, Mary Coleman, Jonathan Bowater and Loren Poulsen assisted Deborah Feinstein of Arnold & Porter, LLP, Unilever's outside counsel in obtaining U.S. Department of Justice approval for Unilever’s acquisition of Alberto Culver. The...

04/26/11

On April 26, 2011, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it closed its investigation of the proposed acquisition of AirTran Airways by Southwest Airlines Company. Compass Lexecon was retained by Southwest – through its counsel Steven Sunshine at Skadden,...

03/29/11

On March 29, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice cleared Dean Foods’ acquisition of Foremost Farms. The two companies process milk that is sold in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In a settlement with the DOJ, Dean Foods agreed to...

07/08/10

In this case, the International Securities Exchange sought to offer options based on the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 without a license. Professor Dennis Carlton of Compass Lexecon acted as the economic expert for the CBOE, Dow...

03/27/10

Compass Lexecon experts, Professors Dennis Carlton and Daniel Rubinfeld were retained by Katherine Forrest, of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP (now at the DOJ) and Paul Yde of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP to advise United Airlines and Continental Airlines on...