Years: 2010

Russian Federation v. Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky and Platon L. Lebedev

On December 30, 2010, in a decision scrutinized and commented upon by multiple international organizations and government officials, Judge Victor Danilkin of Moscow Khamovnichesky District Court found our clients Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, once Russia’s richest oil businessman, and his partner Platon L. Lebedev, the majority stakeholders in YUKOS, one of … Continued

SoundExchange Royalty Rate Setting Proceeding

Compass Lexecon’s Janusz Ordover provided testimony on behalf of SoundExchange in a matter before the Copyright Review Board (CRB) to determine digital performance royalty rates for webcasters for the 2011-2015 period. Professor Ordover’s analysis and testimony focused on the question of whether rates already negotiated and agreed to by SoundExchange … Continued

Resource Planning Analysis for Colorado Coal Plants

Compass Lexecon was retained by Russell Rowe of Rowelaw LLC on behalf of Noble Energy, Inc., Chesapeake Energy Corporation, and Encana Oil & Gas (USA) to provide independent analysis and respond to analyses submitted by other parties in a widely publicized proceeding investigating the reduction of emissions from coal fired … Continued

Pfizer Derivative Action

In what has been called one of the largest settlements in a derivative action, Pfizer agreed to set aside $75 million to fund new compliance efforts at Pfizer, including the creation of a new Board-level committee. Compass Lexecon was retained by Mark Lebovitch of Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP … Continued

DMX Rate Setting Litigations: BMI v. DMX and ASCAP v. DMX

Compass Lexecon represented DMX in two separate rate setting litigations in connection with license fees for public performances of music from affiliates of the performing rights organization Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). In a decision issued in July 2010, the BMI … Continued

Dynegy Acquisition Litigation

A motion for a temporary injunction was filed in the District Court of Harris County, Texas, 234th Judicial District, seeking to enjoin Blackstone Group, L.P.’s proposed buyout of Dynegy Inc. Dynegy shareholders claimed that the offer significantly undervalued the company. Compass Lexecon expert, Professor Daniel R. Fischel, was retained by … Continued

Simon Property Group’s Acquisition of Prime Outlets

A Compass Lexecon team led by Mary Coleman assisted Simon Property Group’s outside counsel, headed by Barry Nigro from Fried Frank, LLP, in obtaining FTC approval for Simon Property Group’s acquisition of Prime Outlets. With the assistance of Jonathan Bowater and Loren Poulsen, Mary Coleman made several presentations to the … Continued

Terra Firma v. Citigroup

Last Thursday, a federal court jury rejected a multi-billion dollar damage claim brought by Terra Firma, a British private equity firm, and returned a defense verdict on behalf of Citigroup, represented by Ted Wells, Jay Cohen, Jack Baughman and others at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & … Continued

PPL Acquisition of E.ON US

Compass Lexecon was retained by Don Kaplan of K&L Gates LLP on behalf of PPL Corporation to analyze the anti-trust implications of the PPL Corporation’s acquisition of E.ON US. We conducted antitrust analyses and provided support for other related filings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Compass Lexecon experts Joseph … Continued

Air Products and Chemicals Inc. – Acquisition of Airgas, Inc.

A Compass Lexecon team led by Mary Coleman and Loren Poulsen assisted Air Products’ outside counsel, headed by Deborah Feinstein from Arnold & Porter, LLP, in obtaining FTC approval for Air Products’s hostile acquisition of Airgas. Mary Coleman made several presentations to the Federal Trade Commission outlining the economic evidence … Continued