Author: Jenny Ryan

New Merger Guidelines Should Keep the Consumer Welfare Standard

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

In Memory of Robert D. Willig

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

Global Cross-Examination Moot

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

Latin America’s Digital Markets: Competition or Regulation?

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

Cross-sectional dispersion and bank performance

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

Compass Lexecon Client Newsletter 2022

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