Mildred L. Calhoun retired in June 2011 after 12 years as the Senior Antitrust and Trade Regulation lawyer at BP America Inc., the US affiliate of BP plc, one of the world's largest integrated oil companies. Her practice included counseling on antitrust issues (including Robinson Patman) in all of BP's businesses, including exploration and production of oil and gas, refining and retail gasoline sales, chemicals and commodities trading. She was responsible for BP's US antitrust compliance programs and conducted many hours of training programs worldwide every year. She supported BP's Mergers & Acquisition Group in providing market analysis and merger counseling. This includes responsibility for Hart Scott Rodino filings and advice.
Prior to joining BP in 1999, Ms. Calhoun was employed by the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice for seventeen years.
Ms. Calhoun has written and lectured on topics relating to antitrust. She has been a member of the faculty of the Practicing Law Institute's Annual Antitrust Law Institute since 2002 and was an adjunct member of the faculty of the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis.
She was Chair of the Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association from 2008-2009. She is also a member of the American Bar Association and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Corporate Counseling Committee (Antitrust Section).
Ms. Calhoun earned her J.D., in 1978 from Indiana University School of Law and her B.A. in 1975 from Northwestern University. She is admitted to the bars in Indiana, Illinois and Washington, D.C.