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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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02/12/20

On February 10, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled in favor of Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Mobile US, Inc., Softbank Group Corp., and Sprint Corporation in State of New York et al. v. Deutsche Telekom...

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...

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...

10/31/18

Compass Lexecon was retained to represent CME Group Inc. in connection with its $5.4 billion acquisition of NEX Group plc. The deal combined the largest US-based futures exchange and a leading operator of cash trading platforms and post-trade services. In...

10/30/18

Compass Lexecon was retained by Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, counsel for Tyson Foods, Inc. to assist with obtaining expedited regulatory approval of its acquisition of Keystone Foods in multiple jurisdictions around the world. The two companies are leading suppliers...

07/11/18

Compass Lexecon was retained by AT&T and Time Warner to provide economic analysis and expert testimony concerning the merger of the two companies, and to assist with the litigation brought by the U.S. Department of Justice to block the deal...

02/22/18

In December 2017, the Honourable Mr. Justice Myers of the Supreme Court of British Columbia declined to certify the proposed class in a class proceeding brought by a plaintiff representing direct and indirect purchasers of roll-on/roll-off (“RoRo”) vessel services used...

09/12/17

Compass Lexecon was retained by counsel for Mars Incorporated to evaluate the competitive effects of its $9 billion acquisition of VCA Inc. The parties owned and operated the two largest veterinary hospital chains in the U.S., with a combined total...

09/06/17

Trinity Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of highway guardrail safety products, was sued by two Illinois counties that purchased their products, claiming that Trinity enriched itself through certain design changes to the products that made them unsafe, and failed to disclose...

08/08/17

In March 2017, Intel announced that it planned to acquire Israel-based Mobileye, a global leader in the development of computer vision and machine learning for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving. The combination of Intel and Mobileye will allow...

06/19/17

In November 2016, DraftKings and FanDuel, the two principal purveyors of daily fantasy sports (DFS) announced plans to merge. The FTC retained Mark Israel as an expert in its investigation of the merger and, ultimately, as a testifying expert in...

05/17/17

A Compass Lexecon team, led by expert Dr. Mark Israel, was retained by Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, counsel for Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) to assist with obtaining regulatory approval of its proposed merger with Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL). The...

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...

04/07/17

In April 2017, the European Commission unconditionally cleared in Phase I the acquisition of the printer business of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (Samsung) by HP Inc. (HP). The $1.05 billion transaction was also under scrutiny in other jurisdictions around the...

04/01/17

Over the course of the past two years, a Compass Lexecon team led by Mark Israel, Dan Rubinfeld and Glenn Woroch filed several white papers and declarations in an FCC proceeding that explored whether and how to deregulate “Business Data...

03/08/17

In March 2017, Alarm.com completed its acquisition of two business units (Connect and Piper) from Icontrol Networks, with the remainder of Icontrol sold to Comcast. Prior to the acquisition, both Alarm.com and Icontrol were active in the sale of SHaaS...

09/20/16

Over the course of a 10 month case, Compass Lexecon assisted counsel from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in securing required regulatory approvals in multiple countries for Marriott International Inc.’s merger with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. This process...

09/12/16

Compass Lexecon was retained by counsel for HP Inc. to evaluate the competitive effects associated with HP’s acquisition of the worldwide printer business from Samsung Electronics, Ltd., and to develop economic support for expediting regulatory approval in the United States....

07/18/16

Trinity Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of highway guardrail safety products, was sued by a purchaser of their products in Wisconsin, who claimed that Trinity had failed to disclose certain design changes to the Federal Highway Administration, to State Departments of...

06/29/15

Court Relies Heavily on Compass Lexecon Expert Dr. Mark Israel, Citing His Testimony In Nearly Every Part of Its Opinion On June 23, 2015, Judge Amit Mehta of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted a preliminary...

03/13/14

On March 13, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an order approving, subject to certain conditions, the spectrum license transfers required to complete AT&T’s $4 billion acquisition of Leap Wireless. This approval completed the regulatory review of the transaction,...

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...

09/04/13

Jury Finds Minimal Damages for HannStar Based on Testimony from Compass Lexecon Expert Professor Dennis Carlton and No Liability for Toshiba HannStar and other Taiwanese, Korean, and Japanese firms (not including Toshiba) had previously reached guilty plea agreements with the...

03/20/13

On March 20, 2013, both the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) granted full approval – with no conditions – to the merger between T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS, with the FCC indicating that the merger would...

10/05/12

On October 5, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Report and Order sunsetting the ban on exclusive contracts involving cable-affiliated programming networks, which had been in place since 1992. During the FCC’s proceedings on this topic, Compass Lexecon...

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...

06/25/12

On Monday, June 25, Compass Lexecon expert, Dennis Carlton, testified as a damages expert in the direct-purchaser class portion of the TFT-LCD price fixing litigation, in which Toshiba was the sole remaining Defendant (all others had settled previously). The six-week...

03/15/12

In December 2011, the Federal Trade Commission approved IMS Health’s acquisition of SDI Health, bringing together two of the largest data providers servicing the pharmaceutical industry. Compass Lexecon was retained by David Gelfand at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP...

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...

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...