|Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission|
|Preceded by||David Clanton|
|Succeeded by||Roscoe B. Starek III|
January 29, 1947 |
Carlsbad, New Mexico, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Sarah Sage Holter|
|Alma mater||University of New Mexico (B.A.)
Cornell Law School (J.D.)
Terry Calvani (born January 29, 1947) is a lawyer, former government official 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 (now "Commissioner") of the governing board of the Competition Authority of Ireland (now “Competition & Consumer Protection Commission"), 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. He currently practices antitrust law with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and teaches at Columbia 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 also at 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, resident in its Washington, D.C., office, and teaches at Columbia Law School.
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 life member of the American Law Institute, the Judicial Conference for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and serves on the advisory boards of the Antitrust Bulletin, Oxford Journal of Antitrust Enforcement and Dublin University Law Journal, 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 Sage Holter, and lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and Marin County, California. He has two children, Dominic Mario Calvani and Torello Howard Calvani, two step-children, Benjamin Douglas Hill and Elizabeth Sage Hill, and four grandchildren.