Qualifications and Career Profile
James J. Calder devotes his practice to antitrust and competition law. He is co-head of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice.
Mr. Calder’s antitrust practice includes litigation, counseling and responding to government antitrust investigations. He has handled matters involving price fixing, market allocation, group boycotts and other horizontal restraints; monopolization, intellectual property licensing and other intellectual property issues; industry-wide standard setting efforts; vertical restraints; distribution issues; and Robinson-Patman Act problems.
Mr. Calder also represents parties to US and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. His M&A work includes: substantive antitrust merger analysis; Hart-Scott-Rodino and foreign merger clearance compliance; defending merger investigations; and negotiating resolutions in contested merger situations. He also provides antitrust representation in the structuring and operation of domestic and international joint ventures and other collaborative efforts among competitors.
He has handled matters for clients in more than 40 industries, including: apparel, athletic equipment, aviation, beer, builders hardware, chemicals, computer chip production, computer hardware and software, computer video games, consumer electronics, electrical carbon products, fertilizer additives, fine art dealing, freight forwarding, health care, industrial laundry and linen supply, medical devices, military electronics, milk, motion pictures, music publishing, pharmaceuticals, radio, recorded music, reinsurance, securities trading, textile machinery and television.
In addition to traditional antitrust matters, Mr. Calder advises on deceptive practices, misleading advertising, consumer protection and competitive tort issues.
Mr. Calder won the 2012 International Law Office Client Choice Award for Competition Law in the United States and has been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers
Associations and Committees
Mr. Calder is a member of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association and currently serves as a member of the Section Task Force on Technology and Financial Resources. He also sits on the Advisory Board of the Section’s Pricing Conduct Committee.
Mr. Calder served as a member of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from 2001 to 2004.
Lectures and Articles
Mr. Calder’s publications include:
- “New Justice Department Attack on Most Favored Nations Clauses,” The Price Point (Winter 2011)
- “A New Attack on Resale Price Maintenance – New York’s Use of General Business Law §369-a,” The Price Point (Fall 2010)
- “Senior Management Alert—Why Every Business Must Have an Antitrust Compliance Policy,” Financier Worldwide (November 2009)
- “Arbitration, 24 Years After ‘Mitsubishi,’” New York Law Journal (May 2009)
- United States Law Chapter, Getting the Deal Through–Air Transport (2007–2012)
- “Recent Antitrust Developments in the Law of Joint Ventures,” The Antitrust Review of the Americas (2008)
- “A Review of Similarities and Contrasts Between American and European Union Competition Law,” Columbia Business Law Review (2004)
- “Practical Aspects of Antitrust Law: What Every Business Executive Should Know,” Inside the Minds: Winning Antitrust Strategies (2003)
- “Merger Enforcement Developments in 2002,” Columbia Business Law Review (2003)
- “The Dark Side of E-Mail; Or, Why Every Business Should Have an E-Mail Retention Policy,” 3.2 Alley Cat News at 22-3 (February 1999), Reprinted in Japan in Foresight magazine
- “A New Alternative to Antitrust Litigation: Arbitration of Antitrust Disputes,” 3 Antitrust at 18 (Spring 1989)
- “Responding to a Grand Jury Investigation,” Antitrust Counseling and Litigation Techniques, Chapter 53 (Von Kalinowski ed. 1984, Revised 1991)
Mr. Calder is a member of the New York Bar and is admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court, the US Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits and the US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Mr. Calder received his undergraduate degree, with high distinction, from the University of Virginia (BA), where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School (JD), where he was a Hardy Dillard fellow.