Michael Vaska is chair of the firm’s Antitrust & Consumer Protection practice and focuses his work on antitrust, health care and complex 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. His Health Care practice includes serving as regulatory counsel on major hospital acquisitions and counseling and litigation on certificate of need issues.
J.D., University of Chicago, 1985
A.B., Stanford University (with honors and distinction), 1982
U.S. District Court
U.S. Court of Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court, 2001
Mike has served as chair of various committees through the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce (including a coalition of environmental, labor, business and civic groups) seeking to reshape and then support establishment of a regional transit authority (Sound Transit). He was honored for these efforts with a civic award for significant contribution on a regional issue from the Municipal League of King County.
He has been a treasurer and/or active speaker in a variety of statewide initiative campaigns addressing funding for roads, transit and other projects.
Mike was a Republican member of the King County Redistricting Committee, a candidate for State Attorney General, and was recommended by a committee chaired by the late Norm Maleng to be U.S. Attorney.