Howard Morse


I help our clients navigate the regulatory approval process – before the DOJ, FTC and state attorneys general – and find practical solutions to accomplish business goals without violating antitrust law.

Howard Morse is a partner in and former chair of Cooley's Antitrust & Competition practice group. He represents businesses before the US Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general in investigations of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as alleged monopolization, restraint of trade and unfair and deceptive practices.

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  • IAA’s Acquisition by Ritchie Bros. Closes Following Shareholder Approval 

  • Apollo Endosurgery to Be Acquired by Boston Scientific 

  • IAA’s Amended Merger Agreement With Ritchie Bros., Cooperation Agreement With Ancora 

  • CinCor Pharma to Sell to AstraZeneca for Approximately $1.8 Billion 

  • Tmunity Therapeutics Agrees to Sell to Kite 

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A well-respected antitrust counselor, particularly experienced in advising hi-tech companies on the intersection between antitrust and IP law. – Chambers USA

  • Harvard Law School
    JD, cum laude, 1984

  • Dartmouth College
    AB, summa cum laude, 1981

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia

Rankings & Accolades

    Best Lawyers in America: Antitrust Law 

    BTI Consulting Group - Client Service All-Star

    Chambers USA: District of Columbia – Antitrust

    Expert Guides to the World's Leading Competition Lawyers

    Federal Trade Commission: Award for Superior Service

    International Who's Who of Business Lawyers

    International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists

    Legal 500: Merger Control

    Washington, DC Super Lawyers

    Who’s Who Legal: Competition