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Michael K. Vaska

Michael K. Vaska

Practice areas:

Antitrust & Trade Law, Health Care, Litigation, Franchising

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About Me


Mike Vaska’s practice focuses on antitrust, health care and business litigation. He has been active in the community on statewide, regional and local efforts addressing transportation issues.


 


Mike’s antitrust practice includes representation of clients in a wide range of industries, from health care, building products, and high tech, to sports franchises and local governments such as:


 




  • Merger and acquisition counseling, government investigations, and preparation and filing of Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger notification forms.

  • Civil antitrust investigations conducted by the FTC, the Antitrust Division and State Attorneys General.

  • Criminal Grand Jury price-fixing investigations conducted by the Department of Justice.

  • Counseling U.S. clients on application of foreign antitrust law to overseas operations.



 


Mike’s Health Care practice includes serving as regulatory counsel on major hospital acquisitions and counseling and litigation on certificate of need issues.


Mike has served on the Board of the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Section of the Washington State Bar Association; co-chaired its annual conference; and presented or served on panels at other Section Meetings and CLE’s; was a frequent presenter on antitrust issues at CEO or senior management conferences; and co-chaired and gave a leadoff presentation at the national conference of Multiple Listing Services on issues raised by the investigations of the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Antitrust & Trade Law: 45%
    25 years, 50 cases
  2. Health Care: 25%
    15 years, 15 cases
  3. Litigation: 20%
    25 years, 50 cases
  4. Franchising: 10%
    25 years, 20 cases

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Contact Info

Foster Pepper PLLC

1111 3rd Avenue Suite 3400

Seattle, WA, 98101-3264

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198507/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top LawyerSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
AV Peer ReviewMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Peer ReviewMartindale-Hubbell2007
Super LawyerN/A2006
Super LawyerN/A2005
AV Peer ReviewMartindale-Hubbell2005
Super LawyerN/A2004
Super LawyerN/A2003
AV Peer ReviewMartindale-Hubbell2003
Super LawyerN/A2002
Super LawyerN/A2001
Super LawyerN/A2000
Regional LeadershipMunicipal League of King County1993

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberFoster Pepper PLLC1985 - Present
Legal InternDonald Hubert & Associates1984 - 1985
Summer ClerkFerguson & Burdell1982 - 1983

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Conservation VotersBoard Member2008 - Present
Washington Transporation AllianceBoard Member1998 - 2002
Greater Seattle Chamber of CommerceChair-Regional Transportation1995 - 2002
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1985 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1985 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
SEIU v. DOH/Providence Everett Medical CenterMotion to Dismiss granted; Appeal withdrawn
In re Flat Glass Antitrust LitigationSettlement
In re Resdiential Doors Antitrust LitigationSettlement

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Stanford UniversityHistoryA.B.1982
Stanford UniversityEconomicsA.B.1982

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Cascade ConferenceWashington State: The Saudi Arabia of Clean Energy2010
Council of Multiple Listing Services Annual MeetingAntitrust and Multiple Listing Services2007
Washington State Association of Municipal AttorneysFirst Amendment and Campaigns2006
Washington Antitrust & Consumer Protection SectionInternational Cartels2005
Consumer Protection and Antitrust SectionUS Merger Policy2000