(Washington, D.C./January 14, 2008) John G. Calender, of the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has been named an Outstanding Healthcare Antitrust Lawyer by Nightingale's Healthcare News, a newsletter for healthcare executives and professionals serving the healthcare industry. Mr. Calender is among 12 attorneys from across the country who were named to the list, which is published annually by Nightingale's.
Mr. Calender was recognized for his recent work on healthcare antitrust matters, which includes defending major Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice antitrust trials and investigations involving mergers, price fixing, market allocation, benchmarking, monopolization and price discrimination. He has also represented pharmaceutical companies in litigation and investigations and recently represented a hospital in a major Federal Trade Commission investigation of its acquisition of a competing hospital.
"John Calender has consistently demonstrated in-depth knowledge of this very complex area of law. His significant experience in antitrust matters has served his clients well," said Richard G. Cowart, head of the Firm's Health Law Department. "We at Baker Donelson are pleased to see John's extraordinary work recognized by Nightingale's."
Mr. Calender is managing shareholder of the Washington, D.C. office of Baker Donelson and is a member of the Firm's Board of Directors. He concentrates his practice in the antitrust area before federal agencies, in antitrust litigation, commercial litigation and government investigations. Mr. Calender is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association.
Baker Donelson's Health Law Department is one of the top five health law firms in the country (Health Lawyer News). Attorneys in the Firm's Health Law Department deliver a wide array of corporate, regulatory and financial services grounded in an institutional knowledge of the healthcare industry. The Department also provides a full spectrum of litigation services in commercial and contract matters, antitrust disputes, regulatory and governmental issues, and defense of tort cases for a myriad of healthcare providers.