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B.A., Yale University
J.D., Harvard Law School
Antitrust and Trade Regulation: Current Issues (Seminar)
Comparative U.S. - European Competition Law (Seminar)
Professor Calkins is currently on leave from the Law School, serving as a Member of the Competition Authority of Ireland and Director of its Mergers Division. For 2008-2011 Calkins served as Wayne State’s Associate Vice President for Academic Personnel, while continuing to teach at the Law School on a limited basis.
During 1995-97, Professor Calkins served as General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission, a position to which he was nominated by FTC Chairman Robert Pitofsky. At Wayne Law, Professor Calkins formerly taught courses and seminars that drew on this experience – antitrust and trade regulation, and consumer law — plus torts and occasionally corporations. He has taught at the universities of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Utrecht (The Netherlands), and served as Wayne State's interim dean.
Professor Calkins is much in demand as a speaker, annually delivering many presentations on competition and consumer law and policy to governmental, professional and academic audiences across the United States and overseas. He consults with federal, state and foreign governmental agencies, and has testified before Congress and federal and state agencies. He is a prolific author with articles in leading academic and specialty journals. His books include Antitrust Law: Policy and Practice (4th ed. 2008) (with C. Paul Rogers III, Mark R. Patterson, and William R. Andersen), Antitrust Law and Economics in a Nutshell (5th ed. 2004) (with Ernest Gellhorn & William Kovacic), and, as a co-editor, ABA Antitrust Section, Consumer Protection Law Developments (2009).
Professor Calkins participates in a wide range of professional activities. He is a member of the American Law Institute, senior fellow of the American Antitrust Institute, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the advisory boards for the Sedona Conference and the National State Attorneys General Program Advisory Project at Columbia Law School. For the American Bar Association, he has served on the Councils of the Sections of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and the Section of Antitrust Law (two three-year terms). For the Antitrust Section he currently serves on the Publications Advisory Board. He is legal book review editor of the Antitrust Bulletin. He is a former chair of the Association of American Law School's Antitrust and Economic Regulation Committee.
At the university, Professor Calkins has served three terms on the Academic Senate’s Policy Committee (its executive committee). He served as the Senate’s Parliamentarian from 2000–2007. Previously, he served on various university committees, including the Review Advisory Panel for Economics and the university Promotion and Tenure Committee. At the Law School, he has served multiple terms on the promotion and tenure committee, budget committee, curriculum committee and faculty appointments committee. He was an elected member of the 2003-04 Strategic Plan Implementation Committee. Previously, he chaired the ad hoc committee on US News and the task force on student recruitment.
He holds degrees from Yale (B.A.) and Harvard (J.D.). He is the recipient of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Fiftieth Anniversary Publications Award, the Federal Trade Commission Award for Distinguished Service, and the Donald H. Gordon Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Professor Calkins lives in scenic Northville, Michigan, and with his eight siblings owns a summer place on Long Lake (near Traverse City, Michigan) that was established by his grandparents more than 75 years ago.
Antitrust Law: Policy and Practice, Fourth Edition (LexisNexis) 2008 co-authored with C. Paul Rogers III, Mark R. Patterson and William R. Andersen
From LexisNexis.com: "This book explores in detail those legal issues that arise in counseling, planning, and litigating under the antitrust laws. It is designed to integrate theory and policy issues with doctrine and practice so that students will emerge with a fundamental grasp of antitrust doctrine, at least an introduction to the vagaries of antitrust practice, and a sensitivity to policy issues undergirding the application and enforcement of the antitrust laws. The Fourth Edition of Antitrust Law: Policy and Practice provides close coverage of the application of antitrust doctrine to cutting-edge technologies, the Internet, and to rapidly shifting markets."
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Derecho y Economía de la Competencia (Thomson-West, 5th edition) August 2004, translated into Spanish 2008 co-authored with Ernest Gellhorn and William E. Kovacic
As a contribution to Mexican competition law, Professor Calkins's co-authored Antitrust Nutshell has been translated into Spanish by the Mexican Competition Commission, USAID, and the U.S. Embassy in Mexico.
Antitrust Law and Economics in a Nutshell (Thomson-West, 5th edition) August 2004 co-authored with Ernest Gellhorn and William E. Kovacic
This 600-page book provides a thorough introduction to all of antitrust law and economics. It looks both backward to history and forward to future developments, reviewing all of the major cases and issues. It provides context, doctrine, and analysis. The authors include a former and the current General Counsel to the Federal Trade Commission.
Antitrust Law: Policy and Practice (4th edition forthcoming 2007) (w. Rogers & Patterson)
ABA Antitrust Section, Consumer Law Developments (editorial board) (forthcoming 2007)
Broadcast Music, Inc. v. Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., in Antitrust Stories ch. 7 (Eleanor M. Fox & Daniel A. Crane eds., 2007)
Public Enforcement of EU Competition Law, in 11 EUROPEAN COMPETITION LAW ANNUAL (forthcoming 2007)
U.S. Competition Enforcement (with William E. Kovacic & Derek Ludwin), in INTERNATIONALES KARTELL-UND FUSIONSKONTROLLVERFAHRENSRECHT (Jörg Philipp Terhechte, ed.) (Gieseking, publisher; forthcoming 2007)
Roundtable Discussion: The Report of the Antitrust Modernization Commission, 21 ANTITRUST SOURCE 9 (summer 2007) (panel participant)
Competition Law in the United States of America, in COMPETITION LAW TODAY: CONCEPTS, ISSUES, AND THE LAW IN PRACTICE (Vinod Dhall, ed.) (Oxford University Press 2007)
Civil Monetary Remedies Available to Federal Antitrust Enforcers, 40 U.S.F. L. REV. 567 (2006) (symposium issue)
Development in U.S. Monopoly Law: Much Ado About ____?, to be published in New Zealand 2006
Antitrust Modernization: Looking Backwards, 31 J. CORP. L. 421 (2006) (symposium issue)
90 Years and Two Days in Forty-Five Minutes, 72 ANTITRUST L.J. 1183 (2005) (Symposium in honor of the FTC’s 90th Anniversary)
Perspectives on State and Federal Antitrust Enforcement, 53 DUKE L.J. 673 (2003) (symposium issue), reprinted in abbreviated form in STATE ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT (ABA Committee Newsletter) Spring 2005, at 3 (featured article).
Passion, Exaggeration, and Importance: Comments on Japanese Industrial Policy and American Extraterritorial Antitrust, 48 ANTITRUST BULL. 667 (2003) (symposium issue)
The Organized Bar and Antitrust: Change, Continuity and Influence, 14 LOYOLA CONSUMER L. REV. 393 (2002) (symposium issue)
The Antitrust Year of the Baseball Bat, THE ANTITRUST SOURCE, www.antitrustsource.com, Vol. 1, Issue 2 (Jan. 2002).
American Antitrust: Almost Ready for the 21st Century, in NEUESTE ENTWICKLUNGEN IM EUROPÄISCHEN UND INTERNATIONALEN KARTELLRECHT, ACHTES ST. GALLER INTERNATIONALES KARTELLRECHTSFORUM 2001 (Carl Baudenbacher ed. 2002) (Symposium Publication for the Eighth St. Gallen University (Switzerland) International Competition Law Conference)
FTC Unfairness: An Essay, 46 WAYNE L. REV 1935 (2001) (symposium issue)
The Antitrust Conversation, 68 ANTITRUST L.J. 625 (2001) (symposium issue).
Counterpoint: The Legal Foundation of the Commission’s Use of Section 5 to Challenge Invitations to Collude, ANTITRUST, Spring 2000, at 69.
California Dental Association: Not the Quick Look But Not the Full Monty, 67 ANTITRUST L.J. 495 (2000)
Novartis: Is Corrective Advertising Back?, ANTITRUST, Fall 1999, at 20.
Corporate Compliance and the Antitrust Agencies' Bi-Modal Penalties, 60 LAW & CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS 127 (1998)
In Praise of Antitrust Litigation: The Second Annual Bernstein Lecture, 72 ST. JOHN'S U. L. REV. 1 (1998).
Vertical Restraints of Trade Competition Laws in an Integrated World Economy, in Conference Proceedings of the Oslo Norway Competition Conference (1997)
An Enforcement Official’s Reflections on Antitrust Class Actions, 39 AZ. L. REV. 413 (1997)
Summary Judgment, Motions to Dismiss, and Other Examples of Equilibrating Tendencies in the Antitrust System, 74 GEO. L.J. 1065 (1986), summarized, 36 L. REV. DIGEST No. 3, at 37 (May/June 1987), reprinted in part in M. HANDLER, H. BLAKE, R. PITOFSKY, & H. GOLDSCHMID, CASES AND MATERIALS ON TRADE REGULA¬TION 514-15 (4th ed. 1997)
Copperweld in the Courts: The Road to Caribe, 63 ANTITRUST L.J. 345 (1995)
The October 1992 Supreme Court Term and Antitrust: More Objectivity Than Ever, 62 ANTI¬TRUST L.J. 327 (1994)
Supreme Court Antitrust 1991-92: The Revenge of the Amici, 61 ANTITRUST L.J. 269 (1993)
The 1990-91 Supreme Court Term and Antitrust: Toward Great¬er Certainty, 60 ANTITRUST L.J. 603 (1992)
Developments in Merger Litigation: The Government Doesn't Always Win, 56 ANTI¬TRUST L.J. 855 (1988), reprinted in 21 JOURNAL OF J. REPRINTS FOR ANTITRUST LAW AND ECONOMICS 793 (1992) and ELEANOR M. FOX & JAMES T. HALVERSON, COLLABO¬RA¬TIONS AMONG COMPET¬ITORS: ANTITRUST POLICY AND ECONOMICS (1991).
The October 1989 Supreme Court Term and Antitrust: Power, Access, and Legitima¬cy, 59 ANTITRUST L.J. 339 (1990)
Counsel's Summary: The ABA Special Committee's Report on the FTC (Kirkpatrick I); Kirkpatrick II: Counsel Responds; and "Unfair Methods of Competition" in the 1990s: The Example of Frequent Flyer Programs, in P. MURPHY & W. WILKIE, EDS., MARKETING AND ADVERTISING REGULATION: THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMIS¬SION IN THE 1990S, at 7, 60, 374 (Notre Dame University Press 1990).
Developments in Antitrust and the First Amendment: The Disaggregation of Noerr, 57 ANTITRUST L.J. 327 (1988)
Equilibrating Tendencies in the Antitrust System, with Special Attention to Summary Judgment and to Motions to Dismiss, in LAWRENCE J. WHITE, ED., PRIVATE ANTI¬TRUST LITIGATION: NEW EVIDENCE, NEW LEARNING ch. 5 (MIT Press 1988)
Antitrust 1986-87: Power and Access (Part I), 32 ANTITRUST BULL. 275 (1987) (with Briggs; I wrote all but one section), reprinted in part, 18 J. REPRINTS FOR ANTITRUST L. & ECON. No. 2, at 227 (1988)
Antitrust 1986-87: Power and Access (Part II), 32 ANTITRUST BULL. 699 (1987) (with Briggs; I contributed to and revised this article)
ABA ANTITRUST SECTION, ANTITRUST LAW DEVELOPMENTS (SECOND), FIRST SUPPLEMENT 1983-1986 (vice-chair of editorial board); SECOND SUPPLEMENT 1983-1988 (vice-chair of editorial board)
ABA ANTITRUST SECTION, ANTITRUST LAW DEVELOPMENTS (2d ed. 1984) (member of five-person editorial board for this 900 page book).
The Merger Guidelines and the Herfindahl Index, 71 CALIF. L. REV. 402 (1983) (symposium issue on the Guidelines)
- May 12, 2011
Stephen Calkins delivered an address titled "What's Hot?" at the ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting in April 2011.
- October 18, 2010
Stephen Calkins gave the luncheon address, Try Something New, at the National Association of Attorneys General Antitrust Litigation Training Program in Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 23, 2010. He also has been on the air recently in San Francisco (on a DOJ investigation) and in Detroit (on the possible purchase of the Pistons).
- July 20, 2010
Stephen Calkins once again spoke on "Horizontal Restraints" (with Andreas Reindl) for the Fordham Competition Law Institute Refresher Course for Experienced International Agency Staff and Judges in New York.
- June 17, 2010
Stephen Calkins gave an address titled "Single Firm Conduct: Refusals to Deal and Monopoly Leveraging" at a conference on antitrust enforcement in global technology markets in Seattle.
- June 10, 2010
Stephen Calkins gave an address titled "It's Complicated: Current Issues in U.S. Antitrust Law" to the Antitrust Law Section of the Georgia State Bar in Atlanta.
- April 22, 2010
Stephen Calkins spoke on "Hot Topics" at the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C.
- March 25, 2010
Stephen Calkins was the after-dinner speaker at the annual banquet of the Journal of Corporation Law in Iowa City.
- December 10, 2009
Stephen Calkins was a panelist at the Third FTC/DOJ Workshop for the Horizontal Merger Guidelines Review Project, Northwestern University Law School. More information at http://www.ftc.gov/bc/workshops/hmg/121009agenda.pdf
- November 12, 2009
Stephen Calkins delivered an address, "The Agenda Meets the Courts," at the ABA Antitrust Section Fall Forum in Washington D.C.
- September 30, 2009
Stephen Calkins co-taught a one day session on horizontal restraints at the Fordham Competition Law Institute Refresher Course for Experienced Agency Staff and Judges in New York City this past summer. He also delivered invited testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection on the "Proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency: Implications for Consumers and the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C.
- July 20, 2009
Stephen Calkins conducted a workshop on July 18-19, 2009, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, for Caribbean judges organized by the Jamaican Fair Trading Commission on "Restrictive Agreements - Vertical and Horizontal."
- July 8, 2009
Stephen Calkins testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection at a hearing on the proposed Consumer Protection Agency Act of 2009.
In his prepared statement, Calkins made three points:
- The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC" or "Commission") is an extraordinary agency with unique attributes and a unique role, and, although by no means perfect, it has performed its mission well. Many of the consumer protection laws that now protect consumers reflect work done by the agency in the consumer financial services area.
- The proposed Consumer Protection Agency Act of 2009 would fundamentally change the functioning of the agency, both with respect to protection of consumers in the financial services market and more generally.
- Before imposing these restrictions on the Commission's authority, Congress should consider carefully whether the gains outweigh the harms and whether those gains could be achieved without causing such extensive harm.
- July 8, 2009
Stephen Calkins spoke on "Horizontal Restraints" at the Fordham Competition Law Institute Refresher Course for Experienced Agency Staff and Judges in July in New York.
- June 16, 2009
Stephen Calkins spoke on "Developments in U.S. Enforcement" at the 4th Academic Society for Competition Law Conference at George Washington University Law School on June 16, 2009.
- June 5, 2009
Stephen Calkins recently participated in revising the Restatement of Torts at a meeting of the American Law Institute. Professor Calkins is one of several Wayne Law professors who are members of the prestigious Institute.
- May 4, 2009
Stephen Calkins was on the editorial board for the recently published book, ABA Antitrust Section, Consumer Protection Law Developments (2009).
- May 4, 2009
Stephen Calkins delivered an address, "What's Hot?," at the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting (April 2009). He also was a discussant on Lessons from the "Old World"-the U.S. Experience, discussant at the George Washington University Law School Competition Law Center program: Private Enforcement of Competition Law: New Directions (Washington, D.C. Feb. 27, 2009).
- November 18, 2008
Stephen Calkins testified on "The History of Section 5: 1972 to Present," at an FTC Workshop on Section 5 of the FTC Act as a Competition Statute (Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2008).
He was one of four principal lecturers at the Antitrust Masters Course IV (The Homestead, Virginia, Sept. 25-28, 2008).
His co-authored Antitrust Law and Economics in a Nutshell has been translated into Spanish by the Mexican Competition Commission, USAID and the U.S. Embassy in Mexico. Its Spanish title is Derecho y Economía de la Competencia.
- September 5, 2008
Stephen Calkins gave a speech entitled "My Crystal Ball," at post-annual meeting of the ABA Antitrust Section in New Brunswick, Canada, on Aug. 14, 2008.
He served as a panelist at The FTC at 100 on "The effectiveness of the competition mission" in Washington, D.C., July 30, 2008.
Professor Gregory Fox's paper entitled, "Constitutional Violations and the Validity of Treaties: Will Iraq Give Lawful Consent to a Status of Forces Agreement?" was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for PIL: Treaties & Other Sources of International Law (Topic).
- July 28, 2008
Stephen Calkins recently taught at the Fordham Competition Law Institute Refresher Course for Experienced Agency Staff and Judges in New York on July 8, 2008.
- June 27, 2008
Stephen Calkins presented "Consumer Law or Consumer Protection?" at the University of Houston Center for Consumer Law program on Teaching Consumer Law in Houston on May 23, 2008.
He gave a keynote address, "Do You Know Who I am?", at the 4th Annual In-House Counsel Forum on Pharmaceutical Antitrust in National Harbor, Maryland on May 20, 2008.
He participated in "One Year Later: The Antitrust Modernization Commission's Report and the Challenges That Await Antitrust," at New York University Law School on April 11, 2008.
He presented "Hot Topics," at the ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting in Washington on March 27, 2008.
He served as program chair in "What Does It Take? Challenging Mergers that Involve Differentiated Products?", at the ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting in Washington on March 26, 2008.
He served as panelist in a Brownbag Program, "An Update on IP & the Agencies: N-Data and Rambus," sponsored by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Computer & Internet and Federal Civil Enforcement committees in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 29, 2008.
- April 21, 2008
Stephen Calkins spoke during the "hot topics" portion of the ABA's Antitrust Law Spring Meeting. His presentation helped pack the ballroom.
- January 14, 2008
Stephen Calkins published Coming to Praise Criminal Antitrust Enforcement, in European Competition Law Annual: 2006 (Claus-Dieter Ehlermann & Isabela Atanasiu eds., 2007).
At the university he has spoken twice at programs on the tenure and promotion process.
- October 8, 2007
Stephen Calkins published Broadcast Music, Inc. v. Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., in Antitrust Stories ch. 7 (Eleanor M. Fox & Daniel A. Crane eds., 2007), and he was a panel participant in Roundtable Discussion: The Report of the Antitrust Modernization Commission, 21 Antitrust Source 9 (summer 2007).
He spoke at the Wrap-Up Session for the Federal Trade Commission/Department of Justice Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct (Washington D.C. May 1, 2007) (transcript available on agency web sites). In addition, he delivered the following sets of remarks:
After-Dinner Remarks, at the Law Council of Australia Business Law Section Trade Practices Workshop (Surfers Paradise, Australia, Aug. 11, 2007)
Recent Developments in U.S. Competition Modernization, at the Law Council of Australia Business Law Section Trade Practices Workshop (Surfers Paradise, Australia, Aug. 11, 2007)
Horizontal Restraints, at the Fordham Competition Law Institute Refresher Course for Experienced Agency Staff and Judges (New York July 10, 2007) (full day session) (w. Andreas Reindl)
Equilibrating Tendencies in Competition Law: Implications for European Reforms, at the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia, Conference on Comparative Perspectives in Multi-Jurisdictional Antitrust Enforcement (Norwich, England June 14, 2007)
Luncheon Address, at the annual ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting(Washington, D.C. April 18, 2007)
Wrong Turns in Exclusive Dealing Law, at the Conference on Conservative Economic Influence on U.S. Antitrust Policy, Georgetown University Law School (April 17, 2007)
Private Interests and Public Antitrust Enforcement, at the University of Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics conference on Strategic Firm-Authority Interaction in Antitrust, Merger Control and Regulation (Amsterdam March 2007)
Reflections from Across the Pond, to the Dutch Association for Competition Law (Amsterdam March 2007)
He also served as the moderator for Master the Basics Brown Bag Series Lesson VIII: International Antitrust (teleconference April 25, 2007), and participated in the chair's showcase program at the annual ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting (Washington, D.C. April 19, 2007)
At the Law School he participated in a session in which the faculty reviewed the Supreme Court year. At the University, he was elected to the Academic Senate's Policy Committee (its executive committee).
- April 4, 2007
Stephen Calkins published a chapter, Competition Law in the United States of America, in Competition Law Today: Concepts, issues, and the Law in Practice (Vinod Dhall, ed., Oxford University Press 2007).
In March, Professor Calkins delivered a talk, "Private Interests and Public Antitrust Enforcement," at the University of Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics conference on Strategic Firm-Authority Interaction in Antitrust, Merger Control and Regulation. While in Amsterdam, he also presented "Reflections Across the Pond" to the Dutch Association for Competition Law.
Also in March, Professor Calkins served as session leader at the Conference Board's Antitrust Conference in New York, where he presented a talk, "New Directions in Competition Policy: What Lies Ahead?"
- October 30, 2006
Stephen Calkins spoke on Private Enforcement at the U.K. Office of Fair Trading Workshop on Private Enforcement of Competition Law (London, Oct. 19-20, 2006)
He was also named chair of the Centers and Institutes Advisory Committee at WSU.
- October 9, 2006
Stephen Calkins was one of four "master" teachers at the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Antitrust Masters Course III, Sept. 28-Oct. 1, at Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
Professor Calkins was awarded the Donald H. Gordon teaching award at Wayne State Law School in September 2006.
The Provost and the Academic Senate Policy Committee have appointed Professor Calkins chair of the University's Type I Centers and Institutes Advisory Committee.
- September 18, 2006
Stephen Calkins delivered comments on antitrust and bankruptcy at the Sixth Annual Loyola Antitrust Colloquium (Chicago, April 28, 2006).
He spoke on "The FTC: Past, Present, and Future," at a conference on Teaching Consumer Law sponsored by the University of Houston Center for Consumer Law, Houston, Texas, May 19, 2006. Published: http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1150880721014.
Published Antitrust Modernization: Looking Backwards, 31 J. Corp. L. 421 (2006) (symposium issue).
Published Civil Monetary Remedies Available to Federal Antitrust Enforcers, 40 U.S.F. L. Rev. 567 (2006) (symposium issue).
He has delivered several addresses:
"The Antitrust Modernization at Mid-Course," at the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Program on the Antitrust Modernization Commission (Georgetown University Law Center, June 2006);
"Public Enforcement of EU Competition Law," at the 11th European University Institute Competition Law and Policy Workshop: Enforcement of Prohibition of Cartels (Florence, Italy, June 2006);
"Comments on Antitrust and Bankruptcy," at the sixth annual Loyola Antitrust Colloquium (Chicago, Apr. 2006);
"Patriotic Antitrust 2005-06," the luncheon address at the 54th annual ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting (Washington, D.C., March 2006); and
"New Directions in Competition Policy: What Lies Ahead?" at the Conference Board's Antitrust Conference (session leader) (March 2006).
This past summer, he served as a Special Master in Auto Industries Supplier Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) v. Snapp Systems, Inc. v. Ford Motor Co., No. 03-74357 (E.D. Mi.).
He served on the University Tenure and Promotion Committee. He has just been elected to the Academic Senate Budget Committee.
- August 23, 2006
Stephen Calkins was elected to 3 year term on the Council of the ABA Antitrust Section, his third term of service.
- Stephen Calkins commented in a Crain's article titled "Corporate law budgets to remain lean despite uptick in the economy." "The question is going to be, will corporate counsel grow by more hiring inside, or will the new billing and fee arrangements they've created make their outside counsel more appealing to hire? That's still difficult to answer," said Calkins, professor and past interim dean at Wayne Law as well as past general counsel for the Federal Trade Commission. "My little sense is, in-house departments have done a little more hiring in specializations or niches they have a need to build on. When a specialty comes along, sometimes an outside firm will lead on that before a company may take attorneys in-house."
- Stephen Calkins commented in a Bloomberg article titled "South Africa Targets Sasol, Arcelor as it Steps Up Effort to Break Cartels."
- Stephen Calkins was quoted in the Wall Street Journal in an article titled "Tuition Plans Are Discussed by Preschools: Officials Say Talks Aren't Wrongdoing."
- Stephen Calkins class="MsoNormal">was quoted on ZDNet.com in an article titled "Google will have to rethink its acquisition strategy."
- Stephen Calkins was quoted on Industry-news.org in an article titled "Google Rivals Asked for Statements as FTC Probes Company's AdMob Purchase."
- Stephen Calkins was quoted in an article titled "Will FTC Kill or Revise Google AdMob Purchase?"
- Stephen Calkins was quoted on MainJustice.com in an article titled "DOJ Threat Ends Michigan Health Insurance Deal."
- Stephen Calkins was quoted in a story on Bloomberg.com titled "Dimon, Botin Discussed Bidding on Banks, E-Mail Shows."
- Stephen Calkins commented in a story on Bloomberg.com titled "FTC Rejects Intel's Request to Bar Commissioner Rosch From Suit."
- Stephen Calkins commented in a story on MainJustice.com titled "Justice OKs Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger - With Conditions."
- Stephen Calkins was quoted on thedeal.com in a story titled "Justice Department approves Live Nation buy."
- Stephen Calkins provided legal expertise in an article involving comments submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) by The American Meat Institute (AMI). The AMI said that "existing anti-trust and competition statutes are equally applicable and effective for the meat industry and all industries, and that efforts to regulate the meat industry in a unique way are ill-conceived and should not be implemented." Professor Calkins explained that "antitrust laws such as the Sherman Act are considered the "Magna Carta" of free enterprise and are written in such a way that they may be applied by courts with consideration to evolving economic understanding and particular facts."
- Stephen Calkins commented on anti-trust laws in an article posted on a food quality website. "The antitrust system is majestically general and fully capable of evolving as needed to reach right results," said Calkins. "If wrong results are being reached, the last thing Congress should do is to draft industry-specific rules. Doing so is both unnecessary and harmful since it would remove part of the impetus for needed evolution in general standards."
- Stephen Calkins was quoted in a South End article titled "Proposed Code of Ethics draws sharp criticism: Initial draft of policy called ‘fascist document' by Academic Senate President Wolfson."
- Stephen Calkins was featured on mainjustice.com in an article titled "NFL Players Speak Out As Antitrust Hearing Nears." The article cited a 2001 article in the Antitrust Law Journal in which Professor Calkins stated that the "Court often listens to what the government says in antitrust cases, especially when it advocates a position that doesn't necessarily support its litigating interests."
- Stephen Calkins was featured on WDET's Detroit Today for his expertise on consumer protection law. He commented on new legislation by State House Democrats to restore the Michigan Consumer Protection Act, after it was voted down by the State Supreme Court.
- Stephen Calkins commented on Bloomberg.com regarding the federal government's investigation of computer chip-maker Intel Corp. for alleged illegal stifling of competition. He discussed whether there are changes in how the FTC goes about its mission under the Obama Administration compared to the Bush Administration.
- Stephen Calkins commented on Morningstar.com in an article titled "FTC's Intel Lawsuit To Test Scope Of Agency's Antitrust Power."
- Stephen Calkins offered his expertise to mainjustice.com regarding how a settlement between Intel and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. might affect the FTC's pending investigation into Intel's practice of giving rebates to equipment manufacturers.
- Stephen Calkins was quoted in a CNN.com article titled "Body Magic: Get rich, get thin -- or get real?" Calkins suggests that any "prospective multilevel distributor consult tip sheets to analyze the credibility of a company" before investing time and resources.
- Stephen Calkins was quoted in a BusinessWeek.coma story about antitrust action against microchip manufacture Intel. He pointed out that Christine Varney, assistant attorney general and top-ranking antitrust official in the Obama Administration, is a former FTC commissioner. The Business Week story was picked up by several TV news websites.
- Stephen Calkins and his lecture on anti-trust and consumer law under the Obama administration during Wayne Law's "Legal Perspectives on the Obama Administration" Symposium were highlighted in the Detroit Legal News on Jan. 22, 2009.
- Stephen Calkins was quoted in Barron's in an article titled "Treasury Officials Need to Improve Their Aim" on Jan. 16, 2009.
- Stephen Calkins was quoted by Cecile Kohrs Lindell on TheDeal.com in an article titled "Whole Foods presses FTC" on Aug. 27, 2008.
- Stephen Calkins was quoted by "Mark Hamstra" in the Supermarket News in an article titled "FTC Wins Appeal of Oats Deal" on Aug. 4, 2008.
- Stephen Calkins was featured by Cecil Angel in the Detroit Free Press in an article titled "Detroit News Briefs" on June 24, 2008.
- Stephen Calkins was quoted by Ron Zapata in a story in Competition Law 360 titled "LinkLine Adds Twists To DOJ, FTC Rift Talk" on June 12, 2008.
- Stephen Calkins was quoted by Cheryl Meyer in The Deal in an article titled "Politicians bemoan Budweiser offer" on June 18, 2008.
- Stephen Calkins was featured by Chad Halcom in the Crain's Detroit Business in an article titled "WSU, faculty sign contract" on May 5, 2008.
- Stephen Calkins was quoted by Katherine Yung in the Detroit Free Press in an article titled "NWA, Delta to merge" on April 15, 2008.
- Stephen Calkins was quoted by Ellen Yan in Newsday in an article titled "Antitrust issue may be moot in Newsday purchase" on April 11, 2008.
- Stephen Calkins was featured by the States News Service in an article titled "Media Advisory: ABA Section Of Antitrust Law 56th Spring Meeting" on March 20, 2008.
- Stephen Calkins was quoted by Ted Hearn in the Multichannel News in an article titled "Matter of Antitrust; Conyers Wants It Applied To Net" on March 19, 2008.
- Stephen Calkins was featured by the American Bar Association in an article titled "Competition and Enforcement Lawyers From Around the World to Meet In Washington, D.C." on Feb. 29, 2008.
- Stephen Calkins was featured by Crain's Detroit Business in an article titled "People" on Feb. 18, 2008.
- Stephen Calkins was quoted in SuperMarket News magazinein an article titled "FTC - Whole Foods Battle Continues" on Jan. 28, 2008.
- Stephen Calkins was quoted by Mark Hamstra in the Supermarket News in an article titled "FTC-Whole Foods Battle Continues" on Jan. 28, 2008.
- Stephen Calkins was featured by Michigan Lawyers Weekly Staff in Michigan Lawyers Weekly in an article titled "Michigan Lawyers in the News" on Jan. 28, 2008.
- Stephen Calkins was in an article by PAT HARTLEY in the Detroit Free Press in an article titled "People Making News" on Jan. 23, 2008.
- Stephen Calkins was featured in an article by Ese Esan in the Detroit Free Press in an article titled "WSU professor to manage academic personnel: Calkins appointed to associated vice president" on Jan. 10, 2008.
- Stephen Calkins will be featured on Detroit Today on NPR (WDET) on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the Small Business Clinic.
- Stephen Calkins was quoted by Cecile Kohrs Lindell on the TheDeal.com in an article titled "FTC faces Whole Foods case deadline" on Oct. 22, 2007.
- Stephen Calkins Bloomberg radio included comments by Professor Calkins on a lawsuit against Apple and AT&T in its newscast on Thursday,
- Stephen Calkins was quoted by Cecile Kohrs Lindell on the TheDeal.com in an article titled "Fed, state dispute energy merger" on Oct. 1, 2007.
- Stephen Calkins was on Channel 4's 11 p.m. newscast on Sept. 17, 2007, commenting on a pending "do not fax" lawsuit.
- Stephen Calkins was a guest on the Minnesota Public Radio program, "Midmorning," on Aug. 21, 2007.
- Stephen Calkins a former General Counsel to the Federal Trade Commission,
shared thoughts about the Commission's challenge to the Whole Foods/Wild
Oats proposed merger on NPR's Morning Edition.
- Stephen Calkins was quoted on msnbc.com regarding Whole Foods's proposed merger.