Economists Mark Israel, Jonathan Orszag, and Jeremy Sandford authored an article for the November edition of the CPI Antitrust Chronicle discussing recent statements made by heads of the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice that suggest new merger guidelines may replace the tried-and-tested consumer welfare standard with alternate goals. Our experts express concern that … Continued
With the heaviest of hearts and the deepest of sadness, we share that Robert (Bobby) D. Willig has passed away. Bobby’s impact on the firm is beyond description. To put it bluntly, without Bobby, there would have been no Compass – and thus no Compass Lexecon. He was the “hub” who brought the “spokes” together to start … Continued
Carla Chavich, Andres Barrera, and Jack Ghaleb will participate in the second edition of the global Cross-Examination Moot. They assisted in the case preparation and will be role-playing as experts at the competition in November. The Cross-Examination Moot is a GAR award-winning competition for university students that focuses exclusively on cross-examination techniques in the international … Continued
Manuel Abdala and Alejandro Lombardi recently co-authored a chapter in the second edition of Competition Law in Latin America: A Practical Guide. The book analyzes in depth the giant steps taken by the Latin American countries to reposition their competition authorities in the global antitrust realm, awarding them increased autonomy both domestically and internationally. Latin America’s … Continued
Xanthi Gkougkousi, a Vice President in our Washington, DC office, recently co-authored a paper entitled “Cross-sectional dispersion and bank performance” which appears in the Journal of Banking & Finance. The article studies the association between cross-sectional earnings dispersion and the banking sector’s performance. Abstract: We examine the relation between cross-sectional earnings dispersion and the banking … Continued
Román Acosta, a Senior Economist in our Washington, DC office recently co-authored a paper entitled “Loans and employment: Evidence from bank-specific liquidity shocks” which appears in the Latin American Journal of Central Banking.
On May 31, 2022, Matt Schmitt, a Senior Vice President in our Washington, DC office won Best Antitrust Article of 2021 on Labor Monopsony for a paper he co-authored entitled “Employer Consolidation and Wages: Evidence from Hospitals” by the award selection committee of the Board of Trustees of the Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund. Each … Continued
We are pleased to announce that Compass Lexecon has been recognized as the top expert witness firm by Global Arbitration Review (GAR) in the GAR 100 Expert Witness Firms’ Power Index for the third time. The results of the GAR Power Index were revealed at the 12th Annual GAR Awards Ceremony, which took place in … Continued
COVID-19 has profoundly impacted our industry – many people working from home, courts experiencing delays and closures, substantial exits from the workforce, etc. Nevertheless, Compass Lexecon has continued its upward trajectory with the two best years in our firm’s history in 2020 and 2021. We are proud of our people and our client relationships which … Continued
Professor of Marketing at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, has accepted a position as a Senior Consultant with the firm.