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Brian K. McCalmon

Shareholder

Brian K. McCalmon is a Shareholder in the Litigation practice area in the firm’s Washington, DC office.

Mr. McCalmon 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. His representations have included 21 years of HSR and post-closing merger investigations in a wide range of industries, with particularly deep experience in waste services, paperboard and paper products, medical devices, periodicals distribution, airlines, funeral services and telecommunications. He also handles monopolization and price-fixing federal and state investigations as well as civil antitrust litigation.

Mr. McCalmon represents clients involved in every aspect of the product lifecycle—from licensing to manufacturing, transportation, distribution and, finally, disposal or recycling. He has also led multiple representations in nearly every aspect of health care, including providers, pharmaceutical companies, laboratory testing services and medical devices. He 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. Mr. McCalmon also 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.

Brian K. McCalmon

Shareholder

Experience

A representative selection of Mr. McCalmon’s matters includes the following:

  • Represented a national paperboard and packaging company in its $1.8 billion acquisition of a consumer packaging business 
  • Represented a national waste service provider in multiple acquisitions of waste hauling and disposal competitors
  • Represented a leading medical device manufacturer in its acquisition of a competitor
  • Represented an airline in the DOJ investigation of its merger with a competitor
  • Represented companies in multiple monopolization and price-fixing investigations conducted by state attorneys general across the country 
  • Represented a rain industry supplier in the acquisition of assets required to be divested in a merger between competitors
  • Represented a rate bureau defendant in a price-fixing class action in the less-than-truckload transportation industry
  • Defended a ski resort in a monopolization case through the affirmance of the trial court's dismissal by the Second Circuit

Brian K. McCalmon

Shareholder

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1996
  • Georgetown University, M.S.F.S., 1996
  • University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1992

Brian K. McCalmon

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1998
  • Maryland, 1996

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
  • Trustee, National Presbyterian School (Washington, DC), 2006–11
  • Trustee, The Country School (Easton, Maryland), 2013–18

Brian K. McCalmon

Shareholder

Brian K. McCalmon

Shareholder