Michael Howard Morse focuses his practice on areas like Antitrust and trade law, Mergers and acquisitions, Advertising, Intellectual property, and Privacy. He is a partner of the law firm, Cooley LLP, since 2010. He is also the former Chair of his law firm’s Antitrust & Competition Practice Group.
He has helped numerous businesses in matters related to acquisitions & joint ventures, merger investigations, an alleged restraint of trade, monopolization, & deceptive practices. He has also represented them before the state attorneys general, the Federal Trade Commission, and the US Department of Justice.
Attorney Morse is exceptionally skilled at applying antitrust law to the high-tech sector. He has successfully handled issues related to the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law like standard setting, potential competition, settlement of IP litigation, innovation markets, and patent pools.
Before joining his current law firm, He served at the Federal Trade Commission as the Assistant Director of the Bureau of Competition for 10 years. He was responsible for more than 50 enforcement actions such as Hart-Scott Rodino civil penalty, and merger enforcement actions.
The FTC awarded him for Superior Service and acknowledged his efforts towards furthering its Merger Enforcement Program and advancing its antitrust mission in innovation markets and high technology industries.
Michael Morse is a member of the section council of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section. He has also served as the chair of its Federal Civil Enforcement, Intellectual Property, and Computer Industry committees. On Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy, he has testified before the Antitrust Modernization Commission, Congress, and DOJ/FTC hearings.
His practice areas include Antitrust & Competition, Mergers & Acquisitions, Antitrust Litigation, Cyber, Data, Privacy, Commercial Litigation, Life Sciences, Medtech, Technology. He completed his A.B. with summa cum laude from the Dartmouth College in 1981. He earned his JD, cum laude from the Harvard Law School in 1984.
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