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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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01/16/19

In May 2018, Wabtec Corporation, a manufacturer of railroad components, announced plans to acquire General Electric’s Transportation division, which manufactures locomotives and other transportation products, for $11 billion. Compass Lexecon experts Jonathan Orszag and Daniel O’Brien were retained by counsel...

03/16/18

On March 16, 2018, Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. (“Suzano”) announced its plan to acquire Fibria Celulose S.A. (“Fibria”). The two companies are both leading Brazilian suppliers of eucalyptus pulp in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Compass Lexecon was retained...

01/03/18

Compass Lexecon assisted Agrium and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan in obtaining regulatory approval for their $36 billion merger of equals, which creates the largest crop nutrient company in the world. The merger involved multiple crop fertilizer products, such as nitrogen,...

12/12/17

In September 2017, Itron, Inc., the world's leading provider of smart metering, data collection and utility software systems with nearly 8,000 utilities worldwide relying on its technology, entered into an agreement to acquire Silver Spring Networks. Silver Spring Networks is...

11/21/17

In February 2017, CBS Radio and Entercom announced a merger to create one of the largest radio platforms in the United States. The companies own and operate a combined 235 broadcast radio stations throughout the United States, including in 22 of...

09/27/17

In February 2017, Integra LifeSciences agreed to buy Johnson & Johnson’s global neurosurgery business – branded Codman – for more than $1 billion. Both Integra and Codman are leading suppliers of neurosurgical products in the United States, with largely complementary...

07/13/17

Compass Lexecon Senior Managing Director Jonathan Orszag testified on behalf of Cablevision in a television carriage dispute between Cablevision and Game Show Network (GSN) before Federal Communications Commission Administrative Law Judge Richard Sippel. In July 2017, the Federal Communications Commission...

05/17/17

In August 2016, Ritchie Bros., the world's largest industrial auctioneer of construction, transportation and other equipment and trucks, entered into an agreement to acquire IronPlanet, a leading online marketplace for used heavy equipment and other durable assets. In May 2017,...

09/27/16

Jonathan Orszag was retained by Discovery Communications, Inc. and their outside counsel, Theodore E. Tsekerides and David L. Yohai from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, to file an expert report and testify regarding a contract dispute between Discovery Communications, Inc. and...

07/25/16

In 2011, Puerto Rico Telephone Company, Inc. (PRTC) claimed that OneLink Communications violated antitrust laws by conducting “sham” litigation over a period of four years, which delayed PRTC’s entry and launch of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service in Puerto Rico....

07/01/16

After a five-week trial in which Compass Lexecon expert Jon Orszag testified twice, a California jury provided Hewlett Packard (HP) what the Wall Street Journal called a "resounding victory," deciding that Oracle must pay HP $3 billion for breach of...

12/30/15

In August 2015, U.S. Renal Care, Inc. announced a $640 million acquisition of DSI Renal. Both companies provide life-sustaining hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis services for end-stage renal disease. A Compass Lexecon team including Jon Orszag, Eugene Orlov, Otto Hansen and...

12/23/15

Compass Lexecon teams in Washington, DC and Madrid supported Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, Uría Menéndez and Bowman Gilfillan, outside counsel for Grupo FerroAtlántica, and Latham & Watkins LLP, outside counsel for Globe Specialty Metals in seeking approval of Grupo...

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,...

07/01/15

In late 2014, the Texas Attorney General (AG) office opened an investigation of possible anticompetitive effects from the previously consummated acquisition by Leslie’s Pool Supplies of the Texas-based chain Warehouse Pool Supplies. The Texas AG office claimed that prices of...

06/29/15

On June 29, 2015, the European Commission unconditionally approved the $7.8 billion acquisition by Siemens of Dresser-Rand after an in-depth (“Phase-II”) investigation. The transaction between one of the world’s largest industrial firms (Siemens) and one of the leading manufacturers of...

05/26/15

A Compass Lexecon team including Dennis Carlton, Jon Orszag, Rick Flyer, Colleen Loughlin, Dan Stone, Kirupa Ramaiah, Daniel Garcia-Swartz and Jacqueline Barrett assisted Joe Sims, Craig Waldman, Geoffrey Oliver, Kate Wallace and Ausra Deluard of Jones Day, outside counsel to...

02/24/14

Compass Lexecon expert Jon Orszag testified on behalf of Comcast in a television carriage dispute between Comcast and Tennis Channel before Federal Communications Commission Administrative Law Judge Richard Sippel. The case was appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for...

11/01/13

FTC Relies Heavily on Econometric Analyses On November 1, 2013, the United States' Federal Trade Commission provided regulatory clearance for the merger of OfficeMax and Office Depot, two of the largest office supplies retail chains in the United States. The...

07/31/13

Seamless North America LLC and GrubHub Inc., the two largest providers of Internet-based online restaurant discovery and food ordering services, sought to merge in mid-2013. The two firms and their counsel, Karen Silverman, Josh Holian, Debbie Won, Miriam McClure and...

03/27/13

On March 27, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Comcast Corp. in an antitrust class action suit regarding so-called “clustering”— the practice of expanding the geographically contiguous service area of a cable operator by acquiring adjacent cable...

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...

10/22/12

In 2008, VOOM HD, an affiliate of AMC Networks Inc. and a former unit of Cablevision Systems Corporation, sued Dish Network after Dish Network terminated a 15-year contract to carry VOOM HD's programming. Compass Lexecon's Senior Managing Director Jon Orszag...

12/22/11

Jon Orszag and Guillermo Israilevich were retained by Bruce Prager at Latham & Watkins LLP and John Harkrider at Axinn, Veltrop and Harkrider LLP to assist in securing DOJ approval for UnitedHealth Group’s acquisition of XL Health, a privately owned...

08/30/11

Compass Lexecon experts Neil Dryden and Jon Orszag were retained by Level 3 and Global Crossing as part of the merger review process at the UK Office of Fair Trading and the U.S. Department of Justice. The parties overlapped in...

06/10/11

On June 10, 2011, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) approved the application of Delta Air Lines and affiliates of the Virgin Blue Group for antitrust immunity which will allow the applicants to form an alliance and coordinate flights between...

04/30/10

Equinix, Inc., a provider of global data center services, sought to acquire Switch & Data Facilities Company, Inc., a leading provider of data center and Internet exchange services. Equinix and its counsel, Art Burke and Edward Moss of Davis Polk...

03/15/10

Compass Lexecon advised two of the nation’s largest independent PPO networks, MultiPlan, Inc. and Viant, Inc. in securing approval of their proposed merger. Compass Lexecon conducted extensive analyses of both the competitive effects and the efficiencies of the deal, including...

02/18/10

In 2010, the US Department of Justice and the European Commission approved the proposed agreement between Microsoft and Yahoo! to combine their Internet search and paid search advertising businesses. Compass Lexecon teams were retained by both Yahoo! and Microsoft to...

01/11/10

Professor Francis E. McGovern of Duke University School of Law, in his role as the Independent Distribution Consultant for several securities and market timing settlement distribution funds, retained Compass Lexecon experts Jon Orszag, Arti Bhargava, and Yair Eilat to provide...