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Compass Lexecon Clients Cargill Inc., Continental Grain Co., and Sanderson Farms Inc. Complete Merger Combining Wayne Farms and Sanderson Farms
Compass Lexecon was retained by Cargill Inc., Continental Grain Co., and Sanderson Farms Inc. in connection with their $4.5 billion transaction combining two leading broiler chicken processing firms, Sanderson Farms and Continental Grain subsidiary Wayne Farms. After an investigation lasting...
Compass Lexecon’s Client Jimmy John’s Defeats Motion for Class Certification in Fast Food No-Poach Case
Compass Lexecon Senior Consultant Dr. Janusz Ordover Cited Favorably in Class Certification Order; Plaintiff’s Expert Excluded under Daubert Compass Lexecon’s client Jimmy John’s defeated a motion for certification of a putative class of Jimmy John’s restaurant employees in Conrad v....
- Class Certification
Compass Lexecon Client AT&T Prevails as U.S. Court of Appeals Rejects U.S. DOJ’s Appeal of AT&T-Time Warner Merger Clearance
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...
- Entertainment & Media
Compass Lexecon was retained to represent CME Group Inc. in connection with its $5.4 billion acquisition of NEX Group plc. The deal combined the largest US-based futures exchange and a leading operator of cash trading platforms and post-trade services. In...
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...
Plaintiffs’ Class Certification and Daubert Motions Largely Denied in LIBOR-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation Cases, with Compass Lexecon Experts Testifying Successfully for Defendants
In the sprawling LIBOR-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation matters, Plaintiffs sought certification of three separate classes: (i) traders of Eurodollar futures and options on futures traded at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (the Exchange-Based Plaintiff Action); (ii) financial institutions that made...
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,...
- Entertainment & Media
Compass Lexecon’s Railroad Clients Prevail in Landmark Appellate Decision on Antitrust Class Certification
Panel Relies Extensively on Analysis by Compass Lexecon Expert Professor Robert Willig On August 9, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled unanimously in favor of Compass Lexecon's clients, the four major U.S. railroads, BNSF, CSX,...
In June 2012, the Department of Justice closed with no divestitures its investigation into the proposed joint venture combining CME Group’s Dow Jones index business and McGraw Hill’s Standard & Poor’s index business. The parties retained Compass Lexecon expert, Professor...
A class of Century 21 franchisees brought suit against Century 21 and Cendant, claiming they failed to provide Century 21 franchisees with agreed-upon support and advertising services. Plaintiffs’ expert claimed that class members suffered damages from the alleged misconduct of...
- Valuation & Financial Analysis
- Real Estate & Construction
On March 26, 2009, Judge George C. Hernandez of the California Superior Court ruled in favor of our client, American Express, on all counts in the matter of Hoffman v. American Express. Plaintiffs were a national class of American Express...
- Financial Institutions & Products
Compass Lexecon was retained by both CME Group Inc. and NYMEX Holdings, Inc. in connection with CME’s $8 billion acquisition of NYMEX. The deal combined the two largest US-based futures exchanges. In addition to providing antitrust consulting services to the...
Compass Lexecon was retained by David Boies, Don Flexner, Bob Silver, Damien Marshall, Cynthia Christian, and Alanna Rutherford of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP to conduct analyses and provide testimony regarding liability and damages in American Express’ suit against Visa,...
Bobby Willig, Hal Sider, Mark Israel, Thomas Stemwedel, Joanna Tsai, and a Compass Lexecon team in Chicago were engaged by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) prior to its decision to launch a merger with the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)....