Terry Calvani (born January 29, 1947) is a lawyer, former government officer and university professor. Appointed by President Ronald Reagan, he served one term as Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. He was also a Member of the governing board of the Competition Authority of Ireland, where he held the criminal investigations portfolio. He has taught antitrust law at Vanderbilt University School of Law, Duke University School of Law, the Harvard Law School, Trinity College Dublin, and Cornell Law School.
After graduating from law school, Calvani practiced with the San Francisco firm of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro. From 1974 to 1983, Calvani was professor of law at Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he taught courses in antitrust law. In 1983, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to serve one term as commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission from 1983-1990. He returned to practicing law at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro from 1990 until 2002, during which time he also taught antitrust at the Harvard Law School, from 1998 to 2001 and Duke University School of Law, in 2000.
From 2002 until 2005, he was a member of the governing board of the Competition Authority of Ireland, where he held the criminal investigations portfolio. Concurrently, he taught antitrust law at Trinity College Dublin, from 2004 to 2005, and Cornell Law School in 2006. He is currently of counsel to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and is resident in its Washington, D.C., office.
Calvani is the co-editor of a book on antitrust economics and the author of numerous articles on antitrust law. He has lectured extensively on competition issues and has served as chairman of several American Bar Association antitrust committees and on the governing board of its Antitrust Section. He is a member of the American Law Institute, serves on the advisory board of the Antitrust Bulletin and has been a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States.
Calvani was born and grew up in Carlsbad, New Mexico. He received a B.A. in history from the University of New Mexico in 1970 and a J.D. with distinction from the Cornell Law School in 1972. He is married to Sarah Holter, and lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and Marin County, California. He has two children, Dominic Mario Calvani and Torello Howard Calvani, by his first wife Mary Anderson.