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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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04/26/21

Court Relies on Compass Lexecon Senior Managing Director Dr. Adel Turki On April 9, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland granted summary judgment in favor of Compass Lexecon’s clients First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. and its board...

03/15/21

Compass Lexecon's President Professor Daniel R. Fischel Leads Compass Lexecon Team On May 25, 2020, George P. Floyd, Jr., a resident of the City of Minneapolis (the "City"), was arrested by Minneapolis Police Department officers. After one of the officers...

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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...

07/11/19

On 27 June 2019, the European Commission unconditionally approved the acquisition of Red Hat by IBM at Phase I. The Commission’s clearance decision followed unconditional approvals by the U.S. Department of Justice and several other national competition authorities. The $34...

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...

12/05/18

Compass Lexecon President Daniel R. Fischel Testifies on Damage Issues at Trial JM Eagle is a large manufacturer of PVC pipe which sells pipe to municipalities and other governmental entities around the country. The recent damages trial against JM Eagle...

01/03/18

Compass Lexecon assisted Agrium and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan in obtaining regulatory approval for their $36 billion merger of equals, which creates the largest crop nutrient company in the world. The merger involved multiple crop fertilizer products, such as nitrogen,...

09/06/17

Trinity Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of highway guardrail safety products, was sued by two Illinois counties that purchased their products, claiming that Trinity enriched itself through certain design changes to the products that made them unsafe, and failed to disclose...

07/18/16

Trinity Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of highway guardrail safety products, was sued by a purchaser of their products in Wisconsin, who claimed that Trinity had failed to disclose certain design changes to the Federal Highway Administration, to State Departments of...

01/01/16

In recent years, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been investigating practices surrounding fees charged in the private equity industry. In this case involving private equity sponsor Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL), the SEC alleged that “monitoring” fees charged...

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...

11/13/15

Compass Lexecon President Daniel R. Fischel Argued Synergies Claimed by Acquirer Were Overstated In July 2015, Mylan N.V., a pharmaceutical firm based in the Netherlands, announced an unsolicited tender offer to acquire Perrigo Company plc, an Irish pharmaceutical firm. Mylan...

06/22/15

In one of the biggest and most closely watched cases coming out the global financial crisis, Maurice "Hank" Greenberg and Starr International challenged the United States Government's financial rescue of American International Group, Inc. ("AIG") that began in September 2008....

05/05/14

Citing alleged problems with Sotheby’s business strategy and governance, Daniel Loeb and Third Point LLC launched a proxy fight to obtain three seats on Sotheby’s board of directors. Third Point sought to purchase additional shares of Sotheby’s in the contest...

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,...

09/22/11

Cantor Fitzgerald, a financial services company that had offices in the World Trade Center, claimed that it suffered nearly $500 million in business interruption damages, due to the February 1993 terrorist bombing of the building, for which the Port Authority...

09/01/11

Compass Lexecon assisted with the successful regulatory approval of DAK Americas’ acquisitions of two North American PET businesses. DAK Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alfa S.A.B. de C.V. of Monterrey Mexico, acquired Wellman, Inc.’s PET business and Eastman Chemical’s...

04/22/11

The Department of Labor proposed a rule extending the definition of “fiduciary” under ERISA to cover a wider range of investment brokers and advisers. Working with Lewis Clayton and others at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison LLP, as well...

01/19/11

Cantor Fitzgerald, a financial services company which had offices in the World Trade Center, sued American Airlines, alleging negligence in permitting hijackers to board and capture one of the airplanes that destroyed the buildings on September 11, 2001. In May...

02/18/10

In 2010, the US Department of Justice and the European Commission approved the proposed agreement between Microsoft and Yahoo! to combine their Internet search and paid search advertising businesses. Compass Lexecon teams were retained by both Yahoo! and Microsoft to...

01/15/10

In early 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice began an investigation of alleged collusion between wireless carriers in setting text messaging fees. Compass Lexecon assisted Verizon Wireless in evaluating these claims. Professor Dennis Carlton, supported by a team in Compass...