Years: 2008

Lear Corporation and American Real Estate Partners

Shareholders of Lear sought a preliminary injunction to prevent the acquisition of Lear by AREP, an affiliate of Carl Icahn. Daniel R. Fischel, supported by David Gross and a Compass Lexecon team in Chicago, filed an expert report and provided economic analyses in support of Lear’s Board of Directors’ decision … Continued

Securities Fraud Civil and Criminal Litigation

Compass Lexecon has continued to be deeply involved in all aspects of securities litigation. Our involvement has been at every stage of litigation, including class certification, summary judgment, mediation, settlement, expert discovery and trial. Recently, we have worked on behalf of defendants in cases involving JDS Uniphase (a case which … Continued

CSX Proxy Fight Litigation

We were retained in this case by Howard Godnick and David Momborquette of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP on behalf of their client, The Children’s Investment Fund (“CIF”), in its proxy fight with CSX. Both sides filed claims of alleged disclosure violations. Daniel R. Fischel filed an expert report in … Continued

Korean Fair Trade Commission v. Intel

Janusz Ordover supported by University of Rochester Professor Greg Shaffer, prepared a written statement and presented economic analysis on behalf of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to the Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) in its case against Intel. Compass Lexecon was able to demonstrate that Intel’s conduct, as alleged by the … Continued

Dow Chemicals Litigation with Ex-Officers

This case involved litigation over the alleged improper and unauthorized attempts by two of Dow’s senior executives to facilitate a leveraged buyout of Dow. Dow terminated both executives after it became aware of the unauthorized attempts. We were retained by David Bernick of Kirkland & Ellis, LLP on behalf of … Continued

Department of Justice v. The National Association of Realtors

In this case, Rick Flyer, supported by a Compass Lexecon team in Chicago, provided economic analysis for the National Association of Realtors (“NAR”) in their antitrust litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice. The litigation involved the NAR’s policies on internet display of residential real estate listings, and specifically whether … Continued

DG FastChannel Acquisition of Vyvx

Janusz Ordover, Jon Orszag, and Glenn Mitchell, supported by a Compass Lexecon team in Los Angeles provided economic analysis for DG FastChannel (“DG”) in their proposed acquisition of Vyvx from Level 3 Communications. DG and Vyvx are the two leading distributors of video advertising to television outlets in the United … Continued

Amaranth Advisors LLC

Compass Lexecon was retained by David Mollon, Mike Philipp and Steve Senderowitz of Winston & Strawn LLP to evaluate the statistical analysis contained in a staff report of the United States Senate, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations concerning “Excessive Speculation in the Natural Gas Markets” which concluded that “the larger than … Continued

In re UnitedGlobalCom, Inc. Securities Litigation

This case involved litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery challenging the June 2005 merger of Liberty Media International, Inc. and its majority-owned subsidiary UnitedGlobalCom, Inc. (“UGC”). We were hired by Kevin Abrams of Abrams & Laster LLP to respond to plaintiffs’ claims that the exchange ratio was unfair to … Continued

Clear Channel Communications/Private Equity Litigation

We were retained in this case by Mark Hansen of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel P.L.L.C. and Bruce Kaplan of Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP to work on behalf of their clients Bain Capital Partners and Thomas H. Lee Partners, two private equity firms, on the $23 … Continued