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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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04/18/20

In March 2019, NVIDIA, a manufacturer of graphical processing units (GPUs) and other computer processing components, announced plans to acquire Mellanox, which manufacturers various network interconnects, for $6.9 billion. Compass Lexecon experts Jonathan Orszag, Elizabeth Wang, Daniel O’Brien and Mary...

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...

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...

05/01/18

Compass Lexecon was retained by counsel for TopBuild to evaluate the competitive effects of its $475 million acquisition of United Subcontractors Inc. (USI). The parties owned and operated the #1 and #3 nationwide insulation installation services companies in the U.S.,...

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...

01/19/18

Compass Lexecon was retained by Sunoco LP and its outside counsel, Billy Vigdor from Vinson & Elkins LLP, in securing required regulatory approval from the Federal Trade Commission in the acquisition of approximately 1,100 Sunoco LP retail fuel outlets by...

10/02/17

On October 2, 2017, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a District Court order granting summary judgment for DuPont in this antitrust case brought by Valspar, which involved allegations of price fixing in the sale of titanium dioxide (TiO2)...

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...

11/21/16

Compass Lexecon experts Mary Coleman and David Weiskopf were retained by Tony Kim and Alex Okuliar of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff LLP on behalf of their client, Blackfriars, to perform an economic analysis of Vink’s acquisition of the Polymershapes business...

09/01/16

In September 2016, District Judge Alison J. Nathan granted a motion for partial summary judgment brought by Compass Lexecon’s client Carfax, the leading provider of vehicle history reports (VHRs) in the U.S. The Plaintiffs alleged that Carfax had exclusive dealing...

12/11/13

Compass Lexecon economists Mary Coleman, David Weiskopf, and Peter Davis were retained by Garret Rasmussen, Antony Kim, Douglas Lahnborg, and Ryan Quillian of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Keith Jones and Alexandros Stratakis of Baker & McKenzie to conduct...

04/29/13

Meg Guerin-Calvert served as the economic expert for the Pennsylvania Insurance Department (PID) to assist with the PID’s evaluation of the potential competitive effects and benefits to the public interest of the insurance buying public of the proposed affiliation between...

03/18/13

Compass Lexecon economist Mary Coleman was retained by William Berkowitz of Bingham McCutchen LLP and Joseph Tringali of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP to conduct an economic analysis of the proposed acquisition of Sealy by Tempur-Pedic. Dr. Coleman was supported...

02/14/13

A Compass Lexecon team including Professor Robert Willig, Mary Coleman, Jonathan Bowater, and Maria Stoyadinova assisted Jacqueline Grise and Mark Schechter of Cooley LLP, outside counsel to Bertelsmann, and Harry Robins and Scott Stempel of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP,...

02/06/13

In February 2013, the Korean Fair Trade Commission closed its investigation into the contracting and pricing practices used by Air Products Korea in its supply of industrial gases in Ulsan, South Korea. A Compass Lexecon team including Professor Dennis Carlton,...

12/19/12

Compass Lexecon economists Mary Coleman and David Weiskopf were retained by William Berkowitz of Bingham McCutchen LLP to conduct an economic analysis of the proposed acquisition of more than 100 BWP auto parts locations by Advance Auto Parts (AAP). Drs....

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...

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...

05/06/11

A Compass Lexecon team including Professor Dennis Carlton, Mary Coleman, Jonathan Bowater and Loren Poulsen assisted Deborah Feinstein of Arnold & Porter, LLP, Unilever's outside counsel in obtaining U.S. Department of Justice approval for Unilever’s acquisition of Alberto Culver. The...

04/08/11

Compass Lexecon economists Mary Coleman and David Weiskopf were retained by Garret Rasmussen and Antony Kim at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP to conduct an economic analysis of the proposed joint venture between Ineos and BASF in the styrenics industry....

11/10/10

A Compass Lexecon team led by Mary Coleman assisted Simon Property Group's outside counsel, headed by Barry Nigro from Fried Frank, LLP, in obtaining FTC approval for Simon Property Group's acquisition of Prime Outlets. With the assistance of Jonathan Bowater...

10/22/10

A Compass Lexecon team led by Mary Coleman and Loren Poulsen assisted Air Products' outside counsel, headed by Deborah Feinstein from Arnold & Porter, LLP, in obtaining FTC approval for Air Products's hostile acquisition of Airgas. Mary Coleman made several...

11/02/09

Mary Coleman, supported by a Compass Lexecon team in Washington, DC including David Weiskopf, Anna Koyfman, and Nicolas Shea, provided economic analysis related to Huntsman’s proposed acquisition of certain assets of Tronox. The economic analysis focused on the titanium dioxide...