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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...

10/07/19

Court Relies on Testimony of Compass Lexecon President Professor Daniel R. Fischel After struggling for years, in late 2008 Chrysler Corporation was forced to seek Government assistance to avoid failure. As part of the TARP program, the U.S. Treasury provided...

02/26/18

Compass Lexecon was retained in the first two cases decided following the Delaware Supreme Court's landmark decision in In re: Appraisal of Dell, Inc. (C.A. No. 9322-VCL). The courts in both cases reached fair value determinations below the respective 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...

01/12/17

Compass Lexecon President Professor Daniel R. Fischel Testifies at Hearing This case involved a claim by Motiva Enterprises LLC ("Motiva") against the Bechtel-Jacobs CEP Port Arthur Joint Venture ("BJJV"), a joint venture between Bechtel Corporation ("Bechtel") and Jacobs Engineering Group...

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...

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...

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...

06/21/12

In 2006, Capital One Financial Corp acquired North Fork Bank for $13 billion. Pursuant to the acquisition, Capital One signed North Fork’s founder and CEO, John Kanas, and Vice Chairman John Bohlsen to employment agreements as senior executives. These agreements...

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...