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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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02/13/20

Bank of America offered $39.9 million to settle claims relating to representations and warranties on mortgages conveyed to an RMBS Trust. An investor in the Trust petitioned the New York State Supreme Court to direct the Trustee, Deutsche Bank National...

12/17/18

In this case, Plaintiffs alleged that TD Ameritrade Futures & Forex LLC (TDAFF) engaged in fraud and acted in a recklessly and commercially unreasonable manner by liquidating putative class members’ deep out-of-the-money short put options on the E-mini S&P500® futures...

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...

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...

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...

07/05/16

Court Relies on Analysis of Compass Lexecon Affiliate Professor Allen Ferrell In an important decision analyzing relevant precedents and admissible expert testimony based on a leakage model in securities fraud litigation, Judge Robert W. Sweet of the Southern District of...

12/18/15

Compass Lexecon Senior Consultant Professor Bradford Cornell was retained by Michael Kraut, Rollin Chippey, II and Benjamin Smith of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Jean-Marie Atamian of Mayer Brown LLP and Thomas Ross Hooper of Seward & Kissel LLP, to...

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...

04/26/13

Plaintiffs in this case alleged that Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) ratings of a structured investment vehicle were false and without a reasonable basis. Compass Lexecon expert Professor Bradford Cornell submitted an expert report and testified at deposition on behalf of...

01/09/13

Compass Lexecon experts Jon Orszag and Brad Cornell were retained by GeoEye as part of the regulatory review of its proposed merger with DigitalGlobe. GeoEye and Digital Globe were the only U.S. companies providing geospatial imagery to the U.S. government...