Years: 2009

TCR Sports Broadcasting Holding LLP v. Comcast Corporation

Compass Lexecon expert Jon Orszag, supported by Jay Ezrielev, Elizabeth Wang, Loren Poulsen, and Bryan Keating of Compass Lexecon’s Washington and Cambridge offices, testified on economic issues at an FCC hearing in front of the administrative law judge on behalf of Comcast in a case involving a carriage complaint brought … Continued

Avaya, Inc. Acquisition of Nortel

A Compass Lexecon team headed by Professor Dennis Carlton and Rick Flyer assisted Avaya's outside counsel, headed by Steve Newborn from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, in Avaya's acquisition of Nortel Networks. Rick Flyer and Allan Shampine of Compass Lexecon made several presentations to the U.S. Department of Justice outlining … Continued

Government Testimony on Horizontal Merger Guidelines

Professor Dennis Carlton submitted a statement to the FTC and U.S. Department of Justice regarding possible revisions to the Horizontal Merger Guidelines. His statement was sponsored by several firms and organizations including the National Association of Manufacturers, Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon, and the Financial Services Roundtable. At the invitation of the … Continued

Overstock.com, Inc., et al. v. Gradient Analytics, Inc., et al.

Overstock.com sued our clients Copper River Partners and various entities, claiming that they worked in concert to harm Overstock.com and enrich themselves, including by depressing the company’s stock price through issuance of allegedly false analyst reports and selling the stock short. Compass Lexecon expert Daniel R. Fischel with assistance from … Continued

Ramius Capital Group Arbitration

In a matter submitted to FINRA arbitration, claimant Ramius Capital Group, LLC alleged fraud through disclosure defects in connection with its purchase of collateralized debt obligations. Compass Lexecon expert Charles Cox testified on behalf of Ramius regarding liability, materiality, and scienter. The arbitration panel agreed with Cox’s testimony and awarded … Continued

Stericycle, Inc.-MedServe, Inc. Transaction

Meg Guerin-Calvert, supported by a Compass Lexecon team including Theresa Sullivan, Jeff Raileanu, Katie Milliken, and Matt Schmitt provided economic analysis in the proposed acquisition of MedServe by Stericycle in the medical waste collection, transportation, and treatment industry. The focus of the work was on relevant geographic markets, competitors, and … Continued

Xerox/ACS Merger Litigation

Plaintiff, City of St. Clair Shores Police and Fire Retirement System, filed a class action suit in Texas state court challenging the merger agreement between Xerox Corporation and Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS). Compass Lexecon expert Charles Cox submitted a report on behalf of Xerox and ACS rebutting the claims … Continued

Ricoh v. Quanta Computer and Quanta Storage

On November 20, 2009, a jury in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin awarded Compass Lexecon client Ricoh $14.5 million in damages in a patent infringement lawsuit against Quanta Computer and Quanta Storage. The case involved patents on recordable DVD and CD drives, primarily used … Continued

AT&T-Centennial Merger

Jonathan Orszag, Robert Willig, and Loren Poulsen of Compass Lexecon were retained by Rich Rosen and Will Mudge of Arnold & Porter LLP and Randy Smith of Crowell & Moring LLP to advise AT&T on its merger with Centennial. Orszag, Willig, and Poulsen submitted testimony to the FCC about the … Continued