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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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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...

03/09/18

In March 2018, a three judge panel of the U.S. Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit affirmed the lower court’s granting of summary judgment to Compass Lexecon’s client, Delta Air Lines, in an antitrust suit involving allegations that Delta colluded...

01/08/18

On December 21, 2017, Judge James V. Selna of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled in favor of Compass Lexecon’s client, TCL Corporation, in a patent infringement suit involving the setting of Fair, Reasonable and...

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...

05/01/17

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...

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...

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...

08/04/15

Clearance Relies On Compass Lexecon Merger Simulation Compass Lexecon experts and economists assisted AT&T in securing regulatory approval of its acquisition of DirecTV. Professors Michael Katz of the University of California, Berkeley, and Philip Haile and Steven Berry of Yale...

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...

06/24/13

On June 24, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the European Commission (EC) cleared the proposed acquisition of joint control over Virgin Atlantic by Delta (replacing Singapore Airlines as a 49% minority shareholder) and Virgin Group (retaining its...

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...

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...

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...

04/26/11

On April 26, 2011, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it closed its investigation of the proposed acquisition of AirTran Airways by Southwest Airlines Company. Compass Lexecon was retained by Southwest – through its counsel Steven Sunshine at Skadden,...

01/25/11

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice announced approval of a joint venture through which Comcast and General Electric will combine the broadcast, cable programming, movie studio, theme park, and online content businesses of NBC Universal...

03/27/10

Compass Lexecon experts, Professors Dennis Carlton and Daniel Rubinfeld were retained by Katherine Forrest, of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP (now at the DOJ) and Paul Yde of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP to advise United Airlines and Continental Airlines on...

03/15/10

Compass Lexecon advised two of the nation’s largest independent PPO networks, MultiPlan, Inc. and Viant, Inc. in securing approval of their proposed merger. Compass Lexecon conducted extensive analyses of both the competitive effects and the efficiencies of the deal, including...

11/30/09

Meg Guerin-Calvert, supported by a Compass Lexecon team including Theresa Sullivan, Jeff Raileanu, Katie Milliken, and Matt Schmitt provided economic analysis in the proposed acquisition of MedServe by Stericycle in the medical waste collection, transportation, and treatment industry. The focus...

10/29/08

Compass Lexecon was retained by both Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines in connection with their proposed merger to become the world’s largest airline. Bobby Willig, Dan Rubinfeld, Jon Orszag, Theresa Sullivan, Steve Peterson, and Bryan Keating, along with others...