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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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09/02/20

Compass Lexecon Client Anthem Successfully Avoids $1.85 Billion Breakup Fee This multi-year litigation stemmed from the failure of the $54 billion Anthem-Cigna merger in 2017. Anthem argued that Cigna breached its obligations under the merger agreement’s efforts covenants, which required...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

09/08/15

On September 8, 2015, Judge Victor Marrero of the Southern District of New York granted Goldman, Sachs’ motion for summary judgment, dismissing all claims against the firm. In 2006 and early 2007, Plaintiffs had purchased collateralized debt obligations (“CDOs”) structured...

05/11/15

On May 11, 2015, Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York ruled in favor of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (“FHFA”), and found Nomura Holdings Inc. (“Nomura”) and RBS Securities Inc. (“RBS”) liable under Federal and State...

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...

10/23/13

Judgment Follows Successful Trial Testimony of Compass Lexecon's President, Professor Daniel R. Fischel Last week, Judge Ronald A. Guzman of the Northern District of Illinois entered a judgment against Household International (now HSBC Finance Corporation) and three officer defendants of...

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...

11/07/11

In this recent arbitration Compass Lexecon was retained by Jonathan Polkes and Caroline Zalka of Weil, Gotshal & Manges on behalf of their client Archstone to respond to allegations that Archstone breached agreements with Claimants in the course of implementing...

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...

09/09/10

In this nationally publicized case, eBay filed suit in Delaware Chancery Court against craigslist and craigslist’s directors. eBay sought to require craigslist to rescind its poison pill and a share issuance to craigslist’s directors that diluted eBay’s ownership interest in...

02/08/10

Quicksilver alleged that BreitBurn made misleading statements and material omissions to induce Quicksilver to exchange its assets for cash and BreitBurn units. After the exchange, BreitBurn adopted an amendment to its partnership agreement that gave its unitholders the right to...

01/12/10

Compass Lexecon was retained by Cliff Thau, Steven Paradise, and Hilary Preston of Vinson & Elkins on behalf of their client Stone Energy Corp. in a case involving the company’s revision of its proved oil and gas reserves. Compass Lexecon...

06/19/09

NRG filed suit in the United States District Court Southern District of New York seeking to require Exelon to withdraw its pending hostile tender offer, claiming that Exelon harbored a secret intent not to close the exchange offer. Compass Lexecon...

05/07/09

Last week, after a five week trial before the Honorable Judge Ronald A. Guzman, a federal court jury in Chicago delivered a verdict against Household International and three officer defendants and in favor of Compass Lexecon's client, a class of...