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.

+1 202 842 7852

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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  • Zoom to Acquire Five9 for $14.7 Billion 

  • Meredith Agrees to Sell TV Broadcast Group to Gray Television for $2.8 Billion 

  • Five Prime Therapeutics Agrees to Sell to Amgen for $1.9 Billion 

  • Meesho’s Valuation Reaches $2.1 Billion With Latest Funding Round 

  • SPAC BowX Agrees to Merger With WeWork 

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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 

    Chambers USA: District of Columbia – Antitrust

    BTI Consulting Group - Client Service All-Star

    Expert Guides to the World's Leading Competition Lawyers

    Washington, DC Super Lawyers

    Who's Who Legal: Competition and Life Sciences

    International Who's Who of Business Lawyers

    International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists

    Federal Trade Commission: Award for Superior Service

    Legal 500: Merger Control


+1 202 842 7852 office
+1 202 842 7899 fax

1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004-2400