AT&T-Dobson Communications Merger

Bobby Willig, Jon Orszag, and a Compass Lexecon team in San Francisco provided economic analysis to AT&T, Inc. in its acquisition of Dobson Communications Corporation. Willig and Orszag submitted testimony to the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) laying out an economic framework for assessing the merger and its competitive effects in Cellular Market Areas. After a thorough review, the Department of Justice and FCC cleared the merger with divestitures in only seven areas. AT&T was represented by Rich Rosen of Arnold & Porter LLP.