Years: 2007

Lifespan-Care New England Merger

Recently, the FTC cleared the merger of Lifespan and Care New England, the two largest hospital systems in Rhode Island with no Second Request. William Lynk of Compass Lexecon in Chicago filed two reports on behalf of our client Lifespan with support from a team in the Chicago office. We … Continued

Houghton Mifflin-Harcourt Education Merger

Compass Lexecon was retained by Helene Jaffe and Fiona Schaeffer of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP on behalf of their client Houghton Mifflin which sought to acquire Harcourt Education, in a merger that would create the nation’s largest K-12 educational publisher. Dan Rubinfeld served as the lead economic expert on … Continued

A&P-Pathmark Merger

Dan Rubinfeld, Glenn Mitchell and a Compass Lexecon team in Los Angeles provided economic analysis for Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, owners of the A&P supermarket chain, in its acquisition of Pathmark, a competing supermarket chain. The A&P and Pathmarkchains had substantial geographic overlap in New York and New … Continued

AT&T-Dobson Communications Merger

Bobby Willig, Jon Orszag, and a Compass Lexecon team in San Francisco provided economic analysis to AT&T, Inc. in its acquisition of Dobson Communications Corporation. Willig and Orszag submitted testimony to the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) laying out an economic framework for assessing the merger and its competitive effects in … Continued

Bowater-Abitibi Merger

Bobby Willig, Jith Jayaratne, Jay Ezrielev, and a Compass Lexecon team in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. provided economic analyses for Abitibi Consolidated Inc. and Bowater Inc. in their $1.6 billion merger. The merger between the two largest manufacturers of newsprint and several other paper products in North America was … Continued

FirstGroup-Laidlaw International Merger

Janusz Ordover, Bradley Reiff, Lynette Neumann, and a Compass Lexecon team in Chicago provided economic and econometric analyses showing the competitive effects of the acquisition of Laidlaw International, Inc. by FirstGroup plc. Both companies provide school bus transportation services, among other businesses. The Department of Justice closed its investigation with … Continued

Transocean-GlobalSantaFe Merger

Bobby Willig, Meg Guerin-Calvert, Jay Ezrielev, David Fenichel and a Compass Lexecon team were retained by counsel for the parties to assist in an economic analysis of the merger of Transocean and GlobalSantaFe, two large oil and gas contractors. The merger cleared the DOJ after Compass Lexecon provided extensive empirical … Continued

Adelphia Communications Corp. v. Deloitte & Touche LLP

In this case, Adelphia sued our client Deloitte for malpractice and professional negligence in connection with its auditing work for Adelphia. Adelphia and its experts claimed that Adelphia’s damages ranged from $3.27 billion to $3.64 billion. Daniel R. Fischel of Compass Lexecon issued a report demonstrating that plaintiff’s analysis was … Continued

Chicago Mercantile Exchange-Chicago Board of Trade Merger

Bobby Willig, Hal Sider, Mark Israel, Thomas Stemwedel, Joanna Tsai, and a Compass Lexecon team in Chicago were engaged by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) prior to its decision to launch a merger with the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). The U.S. Department of Justice expressed serious concerns over both … Continued