Department of Justice v. The National Association of Realtors

In this case, Rick Flyer, supported by a Compass Lexecon team in Chicago, provided economic analysis for the National Association of Realtors (“NAR”) in their antitrust litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice. The litigation involved the NAR’s policies on internet display of residential real estate listings, and specifically whether these policies were anticompetitive. The matter ended in a settlement that preserved key aspects of the NAR’s policies, without any admission of guilt or payment of fines. Our work on this matter assisted Jack Bierig, John Treece and Scott Stein, as well as others at Sidley Austin LLP who successfully represented the NAR.