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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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08/02/21

Compass Lexecon’s President Professor Daniel R. Fischel Testifies Successfully for Defendants The Plaintiff in this unusual California state court holder’s action, Ahmed Hussein, claimed he planned to sell his large stake in Quality Systems Inc. (now known as NextGen Healthcare)...

01/21/21

This litigation arose from Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s (“Chesapeake”) Chapter 11 filing and subsequent plan of reorganization. Chesapeake was once the second-largest U.S. natural gas producer, but, following declines in oil and gas prices, in November 2019 Chesapeake announced concerns about...

12/07/20

First Post COVID-19 Judicial Ruling Holding No Obligation to Close a Previously Agreed Upon Transaction In this widely publicized case, MAPS Hotels and Mirae Asset (“MAPS”) represented by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP (“Quinn Emanuel”) obtained the first successful...

12/11/19

Court Relies on the Testimony of Compass Lexecon Senior Consultant Professor Allen Ferrell The Attorney General of the State of New York (“NYAG”) alleged that ExxonMobil provided false and misleading statements to the market regarding its management of “economic risks...

10/07/19

Court Relies on Testimony of Compass Lexecon President Professor Daniel R. Fischel After struggling for years, in late 2008 Chrysler Corporation was forced to seek Government assistance to avoid failure. As part of the TARP program, the U.S. Treasury provided...

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...

10/15/18

Court Relies on Testimony of Compass Lexecon Expert Professor Daniel R. Fischel On October 1, 2018, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery, relying on Compass Lexecon President Daniel Fischel's expert testimony on behalf of Compass...

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...

05/09/17

Court Tracks Analysis and Testimony of Compass Lexecon Affiliate Professor Robert M. Daines One of AIG's largest shareholders, Starr International Company, Inc. ("Starr") sued the United States, alleging that the Government's acquisition of AIG equity in connection with its bailout...

12/07/16

On January 30, 2016, Abbott Labs and Alere Inc. entered into a merger agreement whereby Abbott would acquire all of Alere’s outstanding shares for $56 per share in cash. On December 7, 2016, Abbott sued in Delaware Chancery Court for...

07/22/16

Compass Lexecon President Professor Daniel R. Fischel Testifies Successfully at Trial The Defendants in this matter, owners of iHeart Priority Guarantee Notes, served Notices of Default on March 7, 2016, after iHeart transferred 100 million non-traded Class B shares of...

06/13/16

Compass Lexecon and its President, Professor Daniel R. Fischel, were retained in this matter to analyze claims of financial misconduct. Professor Fischel wrote a report analyzing the claims, responded to the opposing expert, and subsequently testified at the hearing. The panel...

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...

01/08/16

In this matter, Compass Lexecon was retained by counsel for Steven Cohen to evaluate the economic evidence in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) administrative action against him claiming that he failed to reasonably supervise two SAC Capital employees who...

08/18/15

This case involved Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) allegations that James Cohen and Joseph Corazzi acted as de facto officers of Natural Blue Resources, Inc. In doing so they were alleged to have orchestrated a fraudulent scheme to control the...

08/18/15

In this case, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) claimed that Promontory Financial Group, Inc. (Promontory), consultant to UK bank Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), did not meet the NYDFS standard for independent consultants when it performed its...

06/22/15

In one of the biggest and most closely watched cases coming out the global financial crisis, Maurice "Hank" Greenberg and Starr International challenged the United States Government's financial rescue of American International Group, Inc. ("AIG") that began in September 2008....

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...

01/07/15

Compass Lexecon was retained by counsel for British Petroleum (BP) to analyze corporate governance issues and the economic implications of the magnitude of BP’s fines under the Clean Water Act (CWA) relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Compass Lexecon...

05/23/14

Compass Lexecon's President Professor Daniel R. Fischel Testifies at Trial This case involved a lawsuit brought by Harman Corporation and its CEO Hugh Caperton ("Plaintiffs") against A.T. Massey Coal, Inc. ("Massey" now owned by Alpha Natural Resources) ("Defendant"). Plaintiffs accused...

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...

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...

10/19/11

In May 2011, a Cerberus fund agreed to purchase 64 hotels from Innkeepers USA Trust for $1.12 billion. In August 2011, Cerberus notified Innkeepers that it was terminating the agreement pursuant to the Material Adverse Effect clause in the purchase...

12/30/10

On December 30, 2010, in a decision scrutinized and commented upon by multiple international organizations and government officials, Judge Victor Danilkin of Moscow Khamovnichesky District Court found our clients Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, once Russia’s richest oil businessman, and his partner...

12/02/10

In what has been called one of the largest settlements in a derivative action, Pfizer agreed to set aside $75 million to fund new compliance efforts at Pfizer, including the creation of a new Board-level committee. Compass Lexecon was retained...

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...

09/24/10

A federal court jury in San Francisco found that Compass Lexecon’s client, Michael Pattison, was not liable for alleged securities fraud, aiding and abetting securities fraud, or aiding and abetting the filing of misleading reports in connection with an alleged...

06/29/10

In a widely publicized criminal action against two former officers of Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), the U.S. Department of Justice alleged that the defendants’ role in alleged channel stuffing caused significant losses for BMS shareholders. Daniel R. Fischel and Compass...

05/19/10

Plaintiff shareholders filed class action suits in both the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware and in Texas state court challenging the consideration and terms of the merger agreement between Xerox Corporation and Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS)...

02/01/10

Compass Lexecon’s Daniel R. Fischel was retained by the U.S. Department of Justice to rebut a nine figure lost profits damage claim brought by a savings and loan following the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in U.S. v. Winstar....