Howard Morse regularly represents businesses before the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, and State Attorneys General in investigations involving mergers, and acquisitions, as well as alleged monopolization and restraint of trade cases.
Howard has been at the forefront of applying antitrust law to the high-tech sector and the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law, including issues related to innovation markets, patent pools, standard setting, and settlement of intellectual property litigation.
Before moving to the private sector, Howard served for ten years at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission where he was Assistant Director of the Bureau of Competition and was responsible for more than 50 enforcement actions. He received the FTC's Award for Superior Service for "furthering the Commission's Merger Enforcement Program" and for "advancing the antitrust mission of the Federal Trade Commission in innovation markets and high technology industries."
Howard is a member of the ABA Antitrust Section Council. He has previously chaired the Section's Computer Industry, Federal Civil Enforcement, and Intellectual Property committees. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.