Howard Morse – Cooley LLP

Practice/Organization Description

Partner, Antitrust Practice Group, Cooley LLP, an 850 person law firm, focused on the technology, life sciences and clean tech industries, with offices in Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, CA, Broomfield, CO, Boston, MA, New York, NY, Seattle, WA, Washington, DC, London, Englang, and Shanghai, China.

Practice focused on antitrust issues confronting high-tech industries, particularly biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device, and computer hardware, software, e-commerce and social media industries, appearing regularly before the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice Antitrust Division, and state attorneys general, in investigations involving mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and alleged monopolization and restraints of trade. Practice also focused on consumer protection issues, including privacy and false advertising claims by the Federal Trade Commission.

Former Assistant Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission, and Deputy Assistant Director for Policy, Federal Trade Commission.

Member, ABA Antitrust Section, previously Member of Section Council and Chair, Federal Civil Enforcement, Intellectual Property, Computer Industry, and Exemptions & Immunities Committees.


Harvard Law School

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, Council, Former Chair, Federal Civil Enforcement Committee, Intellectual Property, Computer Industry and Exemptions & Immunities Committee

Honors and Awards

Recognized as a leading antitrust lawyer by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Who's Who in American Law, The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists and The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. The Chambers USA 2015 Guide to America's Leading Lawyers says Mr. Morse "is 'both knowledgeable and practical'" and that he is "a well-respected antitrust counselor, particularly experienced in advising hi-tech companies on the intersection between antitrust and IP law."


1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004, United States

  • 202-842-7852

Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
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