25 Jan 2010 Cases

Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger

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Compass Lexecon was retained to provide economic analysis in connection with Ticketmaster’s recent merger with Live Nation Inc. Dennis Carlton, Kevin Green and Rick Flyer – together with a team of economists from the Chicago and Los Angeles offices – analyzed both the horizontal and vertical issues raised by the acquisition. The team provided analyses in several written submissions to the DOJ and met with DOJ staff to present our empirical analysis which demonstrated that the merger would not harm competition. We worked closely with Steve Sletten and Sean Royall at Gibson Dunn as well as Karen Silverman and Joshua Holian at Latham & Watkins LLP. Other Compass Lexecon staff with substantial involvement on the project included Michael Smith and Dan Adomian of our Los Angeles office and Eugene Orlov and Dzmitry Asinski of our Chicago office.

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