Mr. McCalmon is a partner at K&L Gates and a member of the Antitrust & Trade Regulation practice group. He represents companies and individuals in a wide range of civil and criminal proceedings brought by antitrust enforcers and private parties in federal and state courts. He also represents companies and individuals in investigations before the Federal Trade Commission into marketing and advertising practices.
Mergers & AcquisitionsMr. McCalmon represents companies in investigations of mergers and acquisitions brought by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and state attorneys general. He assists clients in every phase of the investigation, from preparing and filing any Hart-Scott-Rodino or foreign premerger filings, to the conclusion of the investigation by consent decree or court proceeding. Mr. McCalmon also represents third party market participants as witnesses subpoenaed by the government and in efforts to persuade the antitrust agencies to investigate or block an acquisition. Representative major engagements have included:
Monopolization and Price-Fixing Civil and Criminal LitigationMr. McCalmon regularly represents companies in government civil and criminal investigations alleging monopolization, price-fixing, or market and customer allocation. He also represents companies in federal court antitrust and class action litigation. Representative matters include:
Deceptive Advertising, Unfair Trade Practices, and WarrantiesMr. McCalmon 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. Recent matters have included the representation of an internet housing appraisal company in an FTC investigation into claims substantiation, and a full-line audit of Made in USA labeling by an international office supplies company. Mr. McCalmon regularly counsels companies in ensuring that their marketing of renewable energy generation and usage comports with the requirements of the FTC Act. Mr. McCalmon also counsels individuals and companies on warranty issues arising under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and has overseen the worldwide drafting of consumer warranties for multinational products manufacturers such as Starbucks and Western Digital.
Mr. McCalmon has served on the Washington, D.C. office’s Hiring Committee and was co-chair of the office’s Pro Bono Committee from 2004-2006. Mr. McCalmon attended the Georgetown University Law Center, graduating in 1996. While in law school at Georgetown, he earned a Master of Science in Foreign Service from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, with an Honors concentration in International Business Diplomacy.