AT&T-Centennial Merger

Jonathan Orszag, Robert Willig, and Loren Poulsen of Compass Lexecon were retained by Rich Rosen and Will Mudge of Arnold & Porter LLP and Randy Smith of Crowell & Moring LLP to advise AT&T on its merger with Centennial. Orszag, Willig, and Poulsen submitted testimony to the FCC about the economic effects of the proposed merger, concluding that the proposed combination would deliver substantial consumer benefits and was thus in the public interest. With divestitures in only eight areas in Louisiana and Mississippi and other voluntary commitments by the parties, the Department of Justice and the FCC cleared the nearly $1 billion merger.