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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After deliberating for less than one hour, a jury cleared Compass Lexecon's client, headset manufacturer Plantronics, on all counts in an antitrust suit filed five years ago by competitor GN Netcom, maker of the Jabra brand of headsets. GN alleged...
Compass Lexecon Assists Counsel from Cleary Gottlieb in Obtaining Clearance of the $130 Billion Merger of Dow and DuPont
Over a six month period, Compass Lexecon assisted counsel from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in securing regulatory approval for Dow Chemical Co.’s (“Dow”) merger with E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (“DuPont”). This process culminated with the...
U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals finds in favor of American Express in U.S. et al. v. American Express Co. et al.
On September 26, 2016, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of American Express in U.S. et al. v. American Express Co. et al. The Second Circuit reversed and remanded, with instructions to enter judgment in favor...
- Financial Institutions & Products
In April 2016 the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in holding that an order by Maryland’s Public Service Commission (PSC) impermissibly intrudes upon the wholesale electricity market,...
Compass Lexecon’s Client Prevails in Suit against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v. Air New Zealand Limited The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) alleged that Air New Zealand colluded with other airlines to fix surcharges and fees on the carriage of air cargo from Hong Kong...
On January 9, 2012, the Superior Court of California (County of Santa Clara) granted a complete victory to Compass Lexecon’s client, DVD CCA. The Court ruled that Kaleidescape, a manufacturer of DVD movie servers, breached its license agreement with DVD...
- Intellectual Property
- Entertainment & Media
On June 10, 2011 the U.S. Department of Justice closed its investigation of Compass Lexecon client Advantest’s acquisition of Verigy, two of the three largest suppliers of automated semiconductor testing systems. Initial concern over the deal centered on significantly increased...
In late May 2011, IBM and Neon Enterprise Software LLC reached a settlement widely regarded as very favorable to Compass Lexecon’s client, IBM. At the heart of the dispute was a software product, zPrime, offered by Neon that allowed IBM’s...
In March 2011, a jury in Oakland rejected GlaxoSmithKline's antitrust claims against Abbott Laboratories. GSK claimed that Abbott engaged in anticompetitive bundled discounting by increasing the price of one of its HIV drugs, Norvir, which is used to “boost” the...
On March 29, 2010, Cisco Systems, Inc. received approval from the European Commission for its proposed acquisition of Tandberg ASA, the largest provider of videoconferencing equipment in the world. On that same day, the Department of Justice announced that it...
Pfizer Inc. and the law firms of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP retained Compass Lexecon to provide economic analysis in connection with the successful merger of Pfizer and Wyeth. Valued at about $65 billion,...
Direct purchasers, indirect purchasers, and generic manufacturers sued Abbott Laboratories and Fournier in these cases alleging that the introduction of new formulations (and subsequent delisting of the old formulations) of the cholesterol drug TriCor harmed competition by hindering generic manufacturers’...
- Healthcare & Life Sciences