Compass Lexecon experts Neil Dryden and Jon Orszag were retained by Level 3 and Global Crossing as part of the merger review process at the UK Office of Fair Trading and the U.S. Department of Justice. The parties overlapped in the provision of Internet connectivity, global telecommunication and carrier services. Despite some customer concerns, the merger was cleared during “phase one” in both jurisdictions. The Compass Lexecon team also included Scott Holbrook and Rob Conners in our London and Oakland offices. We worked with John Colahan and Tad Lipsky at Latham & Watkins LLP and Matt Evans at Jones Day.