Compass Lexecon economists Mary Coleman and David Weiskopf were retained by William Berkowitz of Bingham McCutchen LLP to conduct an economic analysis of the proposed acquisition of more than 100 BWP auto parts locations by Advance Auto Parts (AAP). Drs. Coleman and Weiskopf were supported by a Washington DC based Compass Lexecon team including Syre Khan and Piyal Hyder. Compass Lexecon interacted extensively with Bingham counsel and AAP and also presented an economic analysis to staff at the (United States) Federal Trade Commission. The FTC ultimately decided to let the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period expire, terminating its investigation of the proposed acquisition.