Howard Morse


I take pride in guiding my high-tech clients’ transactions through regulatory approval and helping them accomplish their 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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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


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

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