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Michael Howard Morse

Antitrust and trade law Attorney at Washington, DC

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also known as Howard Morse

  • Licensed for 39 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Michael

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5
Practice areas
  1. Antitrust and trade law
    80%
    Howard Morse regularly represents businesses before the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, and State Attorneys General, in investigations involving mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures as well as alleged monopolization, restraint of trade and consumer protection cases. He also counsels clients on antitrust and consumer protection issues and represents companies in private antitrust litigation.

    38 years, 100 cases

  2. Advertising
    5%
    Howard Morse regularly represents businesses before the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, and State Attorneys General, in investigations involving mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures as well as alleged monopolization, restraint of trade and consumer protection cases. He also counsels clients on antitrust and consumer protection issues and represents companies in private antitrust litigation.

    26 years, 5 cases

  3. Intellectual property
    5%
    Howard Morse regularly represents businesses before the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, and State Attorneys General, in investigations involving mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures as well as alleged monopolization, restraint of trade and consumer protection cases. He also counsels clients on antitrust and consumer protection issues and represents companies in private antitrust litigation.

    30 years, 20 cases

  4. Mergers and acquisitions
    5%
    Howard Morse regularly represents businesses before the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, and State Attorneys General, in investigations involving mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures as well as alleged monopolization, restraint of trade and consumer protection cases. He also counsels clients on antitrust and consumer protection issues and represents companies in private antitrust litigation.

    36 years, 100 cases

  5. Privacy
    5%
    Howard Morse regularly represents businesses before the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, and State Attorneys General, in investigations involving mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures as well as alleged monopolization, restraint of trade and consumer protection cases. He also counsels clients on antitrust and consumer protection issues and represents companies in private antitrust litigation.

    16 years, 5 cases

The Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers describes Howard as "a tireless advocate for his clients" who "impresses with his superb analytical and communications skills" and as "valued for his practical experience as a former Assistant Director of the FTC Bureau of Competition."

Location

Cooley LLP
777 6th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC, 20001-3723

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cooley LLP
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner and Chair of Antitrust Practice Group
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • 1998 - 2010
  • Assistant Director, Bureau of Competition
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • 1988 - 1997

Education

  • Harvard Law School
  • J.D., cum laude
  • 1984
  • Dartmouth College
  • A.B., summa cum laude
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • McCagg v. Marquis Jet Partners, Inc.
  • Motion to Dismiss Granted
  • RIAA v. Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc.
  • Motion to dismiss antitrust counterclaim denied

Associations

  • American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, Federal Civil Enforcement Committee
  • Chair
  • 2009 - Present
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association, Antitrust & Competition Law Committee
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2004 - 2007
  • American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, Computer, Intellectual Property and Exemptions & Immunities Committees
  • Chair
  • 1997 - 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Chambers USA:
  • 2011
  • Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers
  • Legal Media Group
  • 2008
  • SuperLawyer
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Award for Superior Service
  • Federal Trade Commission Commission
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • ABA Litigation Section
  • Enforcement Priorities of the Obama Administration: What is Happening at the DOJ and FTC
  • 2010
  • 4th Annual In-House Counsel Forum on Pharmaceutical Antitrust
  • Assessing What the Authorized Generic Drug Study and Report on Intellectual Property Collectively Mean for the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • 2008
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Washington Antitrust and trade law Lawyer Michael Howard Morse
Michael Howard Morse
Antitrust and trade law Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 39 years