John P. Wiegand is an attorney in the San Francisco office of the Federal Trade Commission. He practices antitrust law, primarily in the health care and telecommunications industries. He has been involved in several health care matters that have resulted in litigation, including hospital merger and physician price fixing cases. He was part of the Commission’s trial team in North Texas Specialty Physicians.
Mr. Wiegand has addressed policy issues relating to the application of the antitrust laws to the health care and telecommunications industries in both published articles and speeches. He has co-authored six Commission-authorized public comments on competition issues in the telecommunications industry. In the 2003 Federal Trade Commission/Department of Justice Hearings on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy, he served as both a moderator and a presenter.
He has received the FTC’s Paul Rand Dixon Award for Legal and Economic Analysis. He earned his J.D. in 1985 from the University of Illinois, and his A.B. in 1982 in economics from the University of Chicago. He is admitted to the bar of Illinois, and he is a member of the Federalist Society’s Practice Group for Corporations, Securities and Antitrust.