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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...

08/07/19

Compass Lexecon was retained by American Airlines and Qantas Airways to provide an economic analysis of the competitive effects of a proposed “metal-neutral joint venture” that would include joint capacity planning and pricing on flights between North America and Australia...

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...

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...

06/29/16

In June 2016, Chief Administrative Law Judge Brenda P. Murray of the Securities and Exchange Commission ruled in favor of Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”) and NYSE Arca, Inc. (“NYSE Arca”) on a challenge to the prices charged by NASDAQ...

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,...

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...

06/24/13

On June 24, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the European Commission (EC) cleared the proposed acquisition of joint control over Virgin Atlantic by Delta (replacing Singapore Airlines as a 49% minority shareholder) and Virgin Group (retaining its...

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,...

02/01/11

Compass Lexecon has been involved in the ongoing litigation related to the release of genetically modified rice into the domestic US rice supply by Bayer CropSciences in 2006. Hundreds of cases have been filed by US rice farmers and millers...

07/13/10

Compass Lexecon was retained by solicitor David Goddard of Thorndon Chambers and Tim Stephens of Simpson Grierson in New Zealand on behalf of their client OMV NZ Limited. OMV and the other two parties are joint venture partners in a...

08/24/09

Compass Lexecon was retained by the New Zealand Commerce Commission in its litigation against Visa, MasterCard and their New Zealand member banks, concerning the competitive effects of interchange fees and network rules including restrictions on merchants’ ability to levy surcharges...

07/23/09

Compass Lexecon was retained by Greg Curtner at Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone P.L.C. and the Law Offices of David Mendelson PC on behalf of their client Valassis Communications Inc. to estimate damages in Valassis’s suit against News America Marketing...

12/02/08

On December 2, 2008, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a proposed rule change relating to the sale of “non-core” data by NYSE Arca. Janusz Ordover and Gustavo Bamberger filed an economic assessment of a prior draft order on behalf...