About James J. Calder

James Calder represents clients across the full range of antitrust and competition law matters. He tries to give intensely practical guidance that makes business sense and is easy to follow. He has worked with hundreds of companies, across more than 50 industries, on antitrust litigations, investigations, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and joint ventures. He also has an extensive antitrust counseling practice. Approximately one-third of his work is international. He also represents clients in connection with foreign investments in US businesses, where the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) clearance is needed.

Antitrust advice that prioritizes business goals

James recognizes that a key to success is understanding how his clients' business models work and earn revenue. The essence of his practice lies in protecting the key aspects of those businesses as they grow and face antitrust challenges.

James focuses his practice on competition matters. He has represented parties in hundreds of M&A transactions, both domestic and international. He has defended deals being investigated or attacked by antitrust enforcers and has represented parties objecting to deals. He also provides advice where foreign buyers acquire or invest in US businesses, and where representation before the CFIUS may be needed.

James' litigation, investigation and counseling practice is quite broad. Over the years he has handled matters involving: price fixing, market allocation, monopolization, industry-wide standard setting efforts, vertical restraints, group boycotts and other horizontal restraints, distribution issues and Robinson-Patman Act problems. He also handles antitrust-related intellectual property matters, including IP licensing. His industry knowledge runs the gamut from aviation to consumer and military electronics, fine art, health care, pharmaceuticals, entertainment and financial services.

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Practice Focus

  • Antitrust litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants
  • Representation of parties in domestic and international antitrust investigations
  • Premerger clearance for US and cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • Defense of parties in antitrust merger investigations
  • Representation of parties in connection with CFIUS
  • Structuring collaboration agreements among competitors and others, including domestic and international joint ventures
  • Representation in matters involving deceptive practices, misleading advertising, consumer protection and competitive tort issues