19 May 2009 Cases

NFL Enterprises LLC v. Comcast Cable Communications, LLC

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Compass Lexecon expert Jon Orszag, supported by Jay Ezrielev, Elizabeth Wang, Loren Poulsen, and Bryan Keating of Compass Lexecon’s Washington and Cambridge offices, testified on economic issues at an FCC hearing in front of the administrative law judge on behalf of Comcast in a case involving a carriage complaint brought by NFL Enterprises against Comcast. NFL Enterprises alleged that Comcast’s carriage of the NFL Network was discriminatory and sought to compel Comcast to carry the NFL Network on highly penetrated tiers. The parties settled the dispute after the completion of the FCC hearing on very favorable terms to our client. As the newspaper stated, “If you want a final score from yesterday’s announcement, it was something like: Comcast 34, NFL 10.” We worked with various members of Comcast’s legal team, including David Toscano, Arthur Burke, Michael Carroll, and Jennifer Ain of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Mike Hammer of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.

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