In recent years, we have begun this Newsletter by stating that the past year was our best year in our history. We are fortunate again to say that last year was no exception.
We continued to be hired in the highest percentage of the biggest, most complex cases and mergers around the globe. Reflecting the quality of our work on such matters, we swept every category in which we were nominated – six awards in total – at the 2012 Global Competition Review (GCR) awards, including Jorge Padilla, the head of Compass Lexecon Europe, being named the 2012 Economist of the Year. (In 2011, Janusz Ordover, a Senior Consultant and member of the Compass Lexecon Advisory Committee, won the same award.) Later in the year, in its review of the world’s leading economic consulting firms, GCR noted that Compass Lexecon “towers over its rivals.” In its review of Compass Lexecon, GCR highlighted our work on deals, such as AT&T/T-Mobile, Microsoft/Skype, Express Scripts/Medco, Deutsche Börse/NYSE, Google/Motorola Mobility, and Verizon’s acquisition of spectrum assets.
Our finance practice and general litigation practice enjoyed similar success. We have been immersed in major litigation including multiple matters arising out of the BP oil spill, various major RMBS and derivatives matters, disputes arising from the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, Madoff related litigation, criminal insider trading matters, multi-billion dollar fraudulent conveyance litigation, insurance/reinsurance disputes, and major intellectual property litigation, to name just a few examples. We also continue to be the firm of choice when testimonial experts are required in major litigation. Again this past year, our experts testified successfully at every stage of litigation in case after case as detailed below. And seven Compass Lexecon team members from three continents were recognized in a survey of general counsel and private practice lawyers globally as among the top international commercial arbitration experts in the world with quotes like “world class,” “untouchable on cross-examinations;” and having a “wealth of experience.”
We also continued to expand our pool of talented experts and staff, thereby strengthening our preeminent competition, finance, energy, intellectual property, international arbitration, and general litigation practices. We now have 14 offices in six countries and more than 375 professional staff, including more than 120 Ph.D. economists.
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