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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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08/09/21

Compass Lexecon Senior Consultant Dr. Janusz Ordover Cited Favorably in Class Certification Order; Plaintiff’s Expert Excluded under Daubert Compass Lexecon’s client Jimmy John’s defeated a motion for certification of a putative class of Jimmy John’s restaurant employees in Conrad v....

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...

05/29/18

Compass Lexecon provided economic advice and analysis in the $66 billion global acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer. Both Bayer and Monsanto are active in the supply of seeds and seed treatments, including those designed to work with patented seed traits....

03/07/18

In the sprawling LIBOR-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation matters, Plaintiffs sought certification of three separate classes: (i) traders of Eurodollar futures and options on futures traded at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (the Exchange-Based Plaintiff Action); (ii) financial institutions that made...

01/08/18

On December 21, 2017, Judge James V. Selna of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled in favor of Compass Lexecon’s client, TCL Corporation, in a patent infringement suit involving the setting of Fair, Reasonable and...

08/28/17

On August 28, 2017, the District Court in this case denied Plaintiffs’ motion to certify a class of direct purchasers of Cephalon’s branded drug Provigil. Direct purchaser Plaintiffs alleged that Cephalon delayed market entry of generic versions of Provigil through...

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...

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...

09/26/16

On September 26, 2016, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of American Express in U.S. et al. v. American Express Co. et al. The Second Circuit reversed and remanded, with instructions to enter judgment in favor...

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...

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...

05/16/16

Mary Anne Mason of Crowell & Moring LLP retained Compass Lexecon economists Professor Janusz Ordover, Steven Peterson, Charles Augustine, and Stephen Makowka to analyze the competitive effects of the proposed acquisition of Columbia Pipeline Group (“CPG”) by TransCanada Corporation (“TransCanada”)....

04/29/16

German-based industrial filter manufacturer Mann + Hummel announced its planned acquisition of the global filtration operations (excluding South America operations) of Affinia Group in August 2015. The two companies both supply on- and off-road filter products, such as air, oil,...

04/04/16

In April 2016 the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in holding that an order by Maryland’s Public Service Commission (PSC) impermissibly intrudes upon the wholesale electricity market,...

10/05/15

German-based industrial filter manufacturer Mann + Hummel announced its planned acquisition of the global filtration operations (excluding South America operations) of Affinia Group in August 2015. The two companies both supply on- and off-road filter products, such as air, oil, and gas...

08/20/15

Court Grants Summary Judgment for Defendants in Antitrust Case Alleging Predatory Conduct Single-copy magazine wholesaler Anderson News claimed that a group of magazine publishers and national distributors conspired to put Anderson out of business. Anderson was in financial distress and...

10/03/14

On October 3, 2014, Judge Richard Seeborg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order denying class certification in a matter involving alleged price fixing by manufacturers of optical disk drives (“ODDs”), which include...

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...

08/16/12

A Compass Lexecon team lead by Janusz Ordover and Andres Lerner assisted in obtaining U.S. Department of Justice approval for a joint venture between Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, and Bright House Networks. The Compass Lexecon team included...

06/29/12

In April 2012, the European Commission cleared Sony’s acquisition of EMI’s music publishing business, subject to conditions. The merger creates the largest business of its kind and reduces the number of so-called global ‘major’ publishing companies from four to three....

01/03/12

On January 3, 2012, The United States District Court (Southern District of Florida) denied class certification in the direct purchaser action in favor of our clients, several producers of ready-mix concrete in Florida. The Court relied heavily on the opinions...

01/03/12

On January 3, 2012, The United States District Court (Southern District of Florida) denied class certification in the indirect purchaser action in favor of our clients, several producers of ready-mix concrete in Florida. The Defendants retained Compass Lexecon expert, Professor...

12/13/11

Compass Lexecon experts evaluated the impact on consumer welfare of Delta Air Lines’ and US Airways’ swap of landing slots at LaGuardia Airport and Reagan Washington National Airport. Compass Lexecon expert, Professor Robert Willig was retained by Donald Flexner, Jim...

12/13/11

Janusz Ordover, Jith Jayaratne, and Yair Eilat, supported by a Compass Lexecon team from our Oakland office were retained by Colin Kass and Rhett R. Krulla of Proskauer Rose, and Kenneth B. Schwartz and James A. Keyte of Skadden, Arps,...

11/22/11

Professor Janusz Ordover and a Compass Lexecon team led by Doug Fontaine and Assaf Eilat in our Oakland office, were retained by Jonathan Jacobson, Dylan Liddiard, and David Reichenberg at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, counsel for Netflix, and Stephen...

11/16/11

In a case closely watched by the high technology industry, a California jury last week rejected Rambus, Inc.'s nearly $4 billion claim, before trebling, that Micron Technology Inc. and Hynix Semiconductor Inc. conspired to block the marketplace penetration of RDRAM,...

09/02/11

On September 2, 2011 the European Commission announced that it had unconditionally cleared UPM’s acquisitions of rival paper manufacturers Myllykoski and Rhein Papier. The clearance followed an extensive Phase-II investigation by the Commission during which it had issued a Statement...

12/14/10

Compass Lexecon’s Janusz Ordover provided testimony on behalf of SoundExchange in a matter before the Copyright Review Board (CRB) to determine digital performance royalty rates for webcasters for the 2011-2015 period. Professor Ordover’s analysis and testimony focused on the question...

08/24/10

Compass Lexecon’s Janusz Ordover and Doug Fontaine advised outside counsel for Yahoo! with respect to the acquisition by Monster Worldwide, Inc. of Yahoo!'s online recruitment property, HotJobs. Professor Ordover and Mr. Fontaine assessed the extent of competition between generalist job...

06/15/10

In June 2010, Compass Lexecon expert Janusz Ordover testified at deposition on behalf of Volkswagen and Audi on the appropriate valuation of a class action settlement involving alleged defects that led to water ingress in certain vehicles. Professor Ordover testified...