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Rosa M. Morales


Rosa M. Morales is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust & Competition Group in the firm’s New York office.

Rosa’s practice focuses on all aspects of antitrust law, including litigation, counseling, mergers and acquisitions, and recovery actions. Rosa has extensive experience representing corporate clients in major antitrust matters and government investigations relating to alleged antitrust violations. In addition, Rosa has represented clients in complex commercial, securities, and intellectual property litigation and transactional matters.

Rosa’s work spans across a broad range of industries, including health care and pharmaceuticals, sports, airlines, food and agriculture, telecommunications, media, internet services, financial services, electronic payments, and insurance. 

Major representative matters include:

  • Representing third parties in federal and state antitrust investigations related to technology sector.
  • Represented certified indirect-purchaser class of premium payers in tying and anti-steering claims against Sutter Health
  • Represented over sixty merchants and merchant coalitions in credit- and debit-card swipe fee antitrust action against Visa and MasterCard
  • Advised federal district court on damages in reverse-payment antitrust action against branded and generic manufacturers of blockbuster drug
  • Defended major Japanese airline against allegations of price-fixing of passenger airfares following Department of Justice investigation
  • Defended large French bank against bid-rigging and price-fixing claims in municipal bond market
  • Defended premier Canadian food and beverage maker against class action allegations of conspiracy to fix chocolate prices
  • Represented international registry operator and global provider of domain name registry services in arbitration involving dispute over rulemaking processes and auction award for new top-level domain
  • Represented specialty pharmacy benefit manager in horizontal merger

Throughout her career, Rosa has also represented numerous clients in pro bono matters, including gaining tax-exempt status for an international not-for-profit provider of low-cost communications technology and information access to rural and underserved communities in developing countries, obtaining asylum for a woman persecuted for a rare genetic condition, and securing permanent residency and work authorization for survivors of domestic violence under the Violence Against Women Act.

Rosa received her juris doctor, cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, where she was a Stein Scholar for Public Interest Law and Ethics, a member of the Immigration Rights Law Clinic, and the Managing Editor of the Fordham International Law Journal. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Women’s Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University.

Includes matters handled prior to joining Crowell & Moring.


  • Barnard College, B.A. (2000)
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D. (2006)


Admitted to practice: New York, U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • Member, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Antitrust, Intellectual Property, and International Law sections
  • Board Member, New York City Anti-Violence Project (former)
  • Associate Board Member, New York Legal Assistance Group (former)

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"The Potential Business Risks of Expanding New York’s Antitrust Laws Under the 'Twenty-First Century Antitrust Act'," Antitrust Magazine Online (April 2022). Author: Rosa M. Morales.
New York Abuse Of Dominance Bill Expected To Advance Again In State Senate Global Competition Review (March 7, 2022)
Press Coverage
Crowell & Moring’s Rosa M. Morales Selected as Inaugural Recipient of New York State Bar Association’s Hollis Salzman Leadership Fellowship (January 25, 2022)
Firm News / Announcement
"Illumina/Grail – FTC’s First Vertical Merger Challenge in Decades," Administrative Law Alert (April 5, 2021). Contacts: Connor Ahearn, Alexis J. Gilman, Karel Bourgeois, Olivier N. Antoine, Juan A. Arteaga, Rosa M. Morales
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Can Antitrust Enforcement Be A Tool For Racial Equity?," Law360 (March 30, 2021). Author: Rosa M. Morales.
"“A Poster Child for Divestiture”: Fourth Circuit Upholds First Ever Court-Ordered Break-Up of Years-Old Merger in Private Suit," Antitrust Law Alert (February 25, 2021). Contacts: Rosa M. Morales, Alexis J. Gilman, Shawn R. Johnson
Client Alert / Newsletter
"DOJ Antitrust Division Announces Organizational Changes Focused On Increasing Prosecution of Consent Decree Violations and Civil Conduct Offenses," Antitrust Law Alert (August 25, 2020). Contacts: Juan A. Arteaga, Alexis J. Gilman, Wm. Randolph Smith, Rosa M. Morales
Client Alert / Newsletter

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