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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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09/02/20

Compass Lexecon Client Anthem Successfully Avoids $1.85 Billion Breakup Fee This multi-year litigation stemmed from the failure of the $54 billion Anthem-Cigna merger in 2017. Anthem argued that Cigna breached its obligations under the merger agreement’s efforts covenants, which required...

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...

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...

04/27/17

Compass Lexecon President Professor Daniel R. Fischel leads Compass Lexecon Team This case stems from the 2007 acquisition of Lyondell Chemical Company by Basell AF S.C.A and the subsequent bankruptcy of the merged firm, LyondellBasell AF S.C.A ("LBI"), in January...

01/03/17

In this securities class action, District Judge Andrew P. Gordon granted Defendants’ motion for summary judgment in January 2017, ruling that, among other things, Plaintiffs and their expert did not establish loss causation. Plaintiffs claimed that Defendants had artificially inflated...

12/16/16

Compass Lexecon President Daniel R. Fischel Testifies Successfully at Trial This case involved a stockholder appraisal action resulting from Fidelity National Financial's $4.2 billion acquisition of Lender Processing Services ("LPS") in 2014. LPS shareholders who voted in favor of the...

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...

11/15/16

On October 28, 2016, the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware ruled that the Modified Second Amended Joint Plan of Paragon Offshore plc and Affiliated Debtors (the “Bankruptcy Plan”) was likely to be followed by further reorganization and was...

08/12/16

Compass Lexecon President Daniel R. Fischel Makes Recommendations and Testifies at Trial In this matter, JP Morgan offered a $4.5 billion settlement to Trustees for 330 RMBS Trusts to settle claims relating to representations, warranties, documentation and servicing on mortgages...

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...

05/01/16

In May 2016, Judge Andre Birotte, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Central District of California ruled in favor of The Boeing Company and Boeing Commercial Space Company and found S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation, Energia...

03/30/16

Compass Lexecon Senior Affiliate Professor Christopher L. Culp and Chicago Booth Professor Pietro Veronesi Filed Joint Report On March 30, 2016, Washington, D.C.'s federal district court Judge Rosemary M. Collyer rescinded the designation of MetLife, Inc. as a "systemically important...

12/16/15

Five Compass Lexecon Experts Testify at the Hearing for Webcasters In a December 2015 decision, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) concluded "Web IV," a multi-year process to determine the statutory royalty rate paid by non-interactive internet radio webcasting services such...

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...

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...

01/02/14

Chrysler emerged from bankruptcy in 2009 and at the time, it issued membership interests to the United States Department of the Treasury, Fiat, and the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (the Trust), a health trust that was formed to provide...

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...

11/05/13

This case involved a class action brought on behalf of those who purchased and/or owned homes built by Pulte Homes after January 1, 2003 containing a certain type of insulation which allegedly caused property damage. Plaintiffs retained three experts who...

08/01/13

Compass Lexecon's President, Professor Daniel R. Fischel Testifies Successfully at Trial Following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks on the World Trade Center, leaseholder Larry Silverstein and associated business entities ("Silverstein") filed suit against various airline defendants including American Airlines, United Airlines,...

06/28/13

On May 29, 2009, Cox Enterprises, Inc. consummated a short-form merger in which Cox Enterprises, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Cox Media Group, acquired the shares of Cox Radio, Inc. stock it did not own at a price of $4.80...

05/13/13

Compass Lexecon’s clients, SHP Asset Management (SHP) and its affiliates (Plaintiffs), and Defendant CalPERS had invested in SHP Senior Housing Fund, which was formed to invest in retirement homes. SHP, as fund manager, was entitled to receive an Incentive Distribution...

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...

11/02/12

On November 2, 2012, California State Judge James Kleinberg granted summary judgment for defendants, our clients, in a suit that claimed that McAfee’s board had breached its fiduciary duty by entering into an Agreement and Plan of Merger in which...

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...

09/25/12

On September 25, 2012, Brevard County, Florida Circuit Court Judge Robert T. Burger denied Plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction of the proposed merger of AuthenTec, Inc. with Apple Inc., finding that Plaintiffs had failed to prove they would suffer...

06/01/12

COMPASS LEXECON EXPERT TESTIFIES As widely reported in the domestic and international press, a three judge panel of the International Court of Arbitration recently awarded the Dow Chemical Company $2.16 billion in a dispute with Petrochemical Industries Company (Kuwait)("PIC"). Dow...

02/27/12

On November 11, 2001, BankAtlantic Bancorp, Inc. and BB&T agreed to a transaction wherein BB&T was to acquire 100% of the equity of BankAtlantic, a federal savings bank, from BankAtlantic Bancorp. The holders of several series of trust preferred securities...

10/31/11

The Tribune Co. undertook a two-step reorganization in 2007. In the first step, a newly formed ESOP purchased a portion of Tribune’s outstanding common shares financed by $8 billion of borrowings. In the second step, the remaining common shares were...

11/23/10

A motion for a temporary injunction was filed in the District Court of Harris County, Texas, 234th Judicial District, seeking to enjoin Blackstone Group, L.P.’s proposed buyout of Dynegy Inc. Dynegy shareholders claimed that the offer significantly undervalued the company....