Morris A. Bloom
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Morris Bloom principally works with the antitrust group, where he focuses on mergers, antitrust litigation, government investigations and counseling. 

From 1998 to 2011, Morris was a manager in the FTC’s Merger II Division, where he supervised a 25 attorney group responsible for investigating and litigating mergers and non-merger matters in a wide range of industries, including high technology and computer hardware and software, recorded music, chemical, automotive, coal, and intermediate and consumer goods and services. Morris was a staff attorney at the FTC from 1985 to 1998, where he led investigations and worked on trial teams.       

Over the course of his 25 year career at the Commission, Morris participated in several federal district court preliminary injunctions and HSR enforcement actions, and Part 3 administrative litigations, Morris also has participated in providing technical assistance to antitrust agencies in China and Peru. Upon his retirement from the FTC, Morris received the FTC’s Award for Distinguished Service for dedicated service to all facets of the FTC’s antitrust enforcement efforts, excellence in leading investigations, advocating the FTC’s position in litigation, and supervising and mentoring younger attorneys.

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Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law



  • Thermo Fisher Scientific's $13.1 billion acquisition of Life Technologies
  • Represented FTC Monitor in Hertz’s acquistion of Dollar Thrifty


  • District court preliminary injunction litigations – FTC v. CCC Holdings; FTC v. Arch Coal; FTC v. Libbey; FTC v. BAT Industries; FTC v. Owens Illinois
  • Commission Part 3 litigations – Polypore International; Chicago Bridge and Iron; Owens Illinois; Detroit Auto Dealers
  • District court HSR 7(a) proceedings – FTC v. Blockbuster; U.S. v. Farley; U.S. v. Mahle
  • Consents – Bayer/Aventis; Dow-Rohm & Haas; Dow/Union Carbide; Ciba/Sandoz; Mahle/Metal Leve; Dow/Setrachem; Cadence/CCT; LaFarge/Blue Circle; FMC/Solutia; Rhodia/Albright & Wilson; CSC/Mynd
  • Other Significant Mergers - HP/Compaq; Blockbuster/Hollywood; Sony/BMG; Barnes & Noble/Ingram; Cadence - Mentor Graphics; Time Warner/EMI;Pepsi/Quaker

Thought Leadership

Seminars & Classes

  • Technical Assistance Program for Peru Antitrust Agency (Indecopi) . Lima, Peru -- April 2010
  • Columbia Law School State Attorneys General Program “Antitrust Federalism: Enhancing Federal/State Cooperation” – October 7, 2009;
  • Technical Assistance Program for China’s Ministry of Commerce Anti-Monopoly Bureau (MOFCOM), Beijing, China – June 2009
  • ABA Spring Meetings “Litigating a Merger Case” – April 2003
  • D.C. Bar Brown Bag, “Merger Enforcement in the Computer Industry” - April 2002


  • JD – University of Memphis (1985)
  • BS – Tulane University (1978)


  • District of Columbia
  • Tennessee