Howard Morse is a Washington, DC-based partner in Cooley's Antitrust & Competition practice group. He represents businesses before the 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. Howard has been at the forefront of applying antitrust law to the high-tech sector and the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law, and regularly represents clients in technology, life sciences and other high-tech industries.
Before joining Cooley, Howard served for 10 years at the FTC, where he was Assistant Director of the Bureau of Competition and responsible for more than 50 enforcement actions. In the private sector, Howard has recently represented Rovi in its $1.1 billion acquisition of Tivo, combining two media and entertainment innovators, and Zeltiq in its $2.5 billion sale to Allergan, combining leaders in medical aesthetics.