03 Aug 2011 News

Compass Lexecon Continues Growth in Europe and Latin America

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Following its recent expansion into Europe and Latin America, Compass Lexecon is pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Davis and Dr. Elizabeth Farina are joining the firm. Their respective experience as senior antitrust regulators and academic economists strengthen significantly the firm’s ability to analyze antitrust issues around the world, especially in the United Kingdom and Brazil.

Earlier this year, Compass Lexecon expanded its preeminent U.S. competition practice into Europe and Latin America with the addition of Dr. Jorge Padilla and his experienced team of professionals in London, Brussels, Paris, and Madrid and the addition of Drs. Pablo Spiller and Manuel Abdala and their experienced team of professionals in the U.S. and Argentina. The latest senior appointments continue Compass Lexecon’s expansion in foreign markets.

Dr. Davis most recently served as the Deputy Chairman of the United Kingdom’s Competition Commission. Previously, he was a member of the faculties of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the London School of Economics. Dr. Davis will be a Senior Vice President in Compass Lexecon’s London office from the 5th of September.

Dr. Farina is a Professor of Economics at the University of Sao Paulo. She was previously President of CADE, Brazils competition authority. Dr. Farina will act as a Senior Consultant to Compass Lexecon and will lead the firm’s work on competition issues in Brazil, where the antitrust authority has been particularly active in recent years.

Jon Orszag, Senior Managing Director of Compass Lexecon, said: "Our goal is to build the strongest and deepest antitrust practice in the world, led by professionals who have government and academic experience. Peter and Elizabeth fit that mold perfectly. We are thrilled to have them on board as we continue to strengthen our ability to provide economic consulting services on antitrust matters across multiple jurisdictions.”

Jorge Padilla, Senior Managing Director and head of Compass Lexecon’s European practice, said: “We are delighted to add such respected and accomplished figures in global competition policy to our team and very much look forward to their contributions to the development of our practice both in their respective regions and globally.”

Compass Lexecon has more than 300 professionals – including Nobel Prize winners, former chief economists at the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division, and other leaders in the field – located in 13 offices (Boston, MA; Brussels, Belgium; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Chicago, IL; Century City, CA; London, England; Los Angeles, CA; Madrid, Spain; New York, NY; Oakland, CA; Paris, France; Tucson, AZ; Washington, DC).

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