Brian McCalmon

Brian K. McCalmon is a Shareholder in the Litigation practice area in Vedder Price’s Washington, D.C. office.

Brian focuses his practice on Antitrust & Trade Regulation, defending corporations and individuals in merger and civil conduct investigations by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general. He also handles monopolization and price-fixing federal and state investigations, as well as civil antitrust litigation. He regularly counsels individuals and companies on the legality of their and their competitors’ advertising campaigns and on issues ranging from substantiation of scientific claims to labeling practices governed by FTC regulations and labeling statutes.

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Knowing how to engage in competitor interactions is often more art than science. There are few clear lines of conduct to guide information exchanges made for legitimate business reasons. But broad principles do exist to help you consider your options carefully. Vedder Price’s Brian McCalmon discusses. Throughout the country, sales managers, supervisors and executives attend antitrust trainings with varying degrees of regularity and...

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Minimizing Antitrust Risk in Pricing Most manufacturers continue to avoid price maintenance agreements with distributors and resellers and impose unilateral resale price policies. Vedder Price’s Brian McCalmon discusses how what’s visible to the consumer confronted with MAP and MRP is only the tip of an iceberg comprised of a carefully constructed, maintained and enforced customer relationship program that walks a line between...

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