Years: 2008

McCormick Acquisition of Lawry’s

Janusz Ordover and Glenn Mitchell, supported by a Compass Lexecon team in Los Angeles and Washington, DC provided economic analysis for McCormick, the nation’s largest provider of spice and seasoning products, in their proposed acquisition of the Lawry’s brand from Unilever. Through written submissions and a presentation to the US … Continued

Fleischman, et al. v. Albany Medical Center, et al.

In this price-fixing class action, a plaintiff class of registered nurses in the Albany, NY area alleged that defendant hospitals in Albany conspired to fix nursing wages. Bobby Willig, supported by Meg Guerin-Calvert, Susan Manning, and a Compass Lexecon team in Washington, DC, testified on behalf of the defendants on … Continued

American Express v. Visa/MasterCard

Compass Lexecon was retained by David Boies, Don Flexner, Bob Silver, Damien Marshall, Cynthia Christian, and Alanna Rutherford of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP to conduct analyses and provide testimony regarding liability and damages in American Express’ suit against Visa, MasterCard, and their member banks. The complaint alleged that the … Continued

Prusky v. ReliaStar Life Insurance Company

On July 10, 2008, the United States Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit issued an opinion affirming judgments favorable to our client, ReliaStar Life Insurance Company, in its lengthy litigation with the Pruskys, well-know mutual fund market timers. The Third Circuit favorably cited Compass Lexecon expert Vince Warther's trial … Continued

Shell Petroleum Inc., v. United States

On July 3, 2008, Judge Ewing Werlein ruled in favor of our client, Shell Petroleum, Inc., on its tax refund claim against the United States in connection with a dispute concerning the economic substance of a corporate reorganization under Section 351 of the Tax Code. The Court’s detailed ruling relied … Continued

The Doctors Company Acquisition of SCIPE Holdings, Inc.

Meg Guerin-Calvert and Jon Orszag were retained by The Doctors Company (TDC) and SCPIE Holdings Inc. (SCPIE) in TDC’s proposed acquisition of SCPIE. TDC and SCPIE were two of the largest providers of medical malpractice insurance in California. With numerous references to the white paper submitted by Compass Lexecon on … Continued

Facebook Founders Litigation

Compass Lexecon was retained by Boris Feldman, Gideon Schor, and Jennifer Lee of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati on behalf of their client, The Facebook, Inc. Plaintiff and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin moved in California court for a declaratory judgment that he was fraudulently induced to sign an agreement specifying … Continued


In this case, Compass Lexecon’s client Cendant Corp. sued an accounting firm claiming that the firm was responsible for Cendant’s restatement of prior financial results in 1998 which resulted in massive shareholder litigation. The accounting firm asserted counterclaims against Cendant for lost profits stemming from alleged harm to its reputation. … Continued