Michelle Yost Hale is Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Her practice focuses on representing companies in government antitrust investigations, including mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining the firm, Michelle served as a lead attorney in the Mergers IV division of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where she led matters related to the healthcare, supermarket, and retail industries.
During her time at the FTC, Michelle also served as counsel to the director of the Bureau of Competition, where she advised two Bureau of Competition directors on a wide range of antitrust issues.
She has significant litigation experience and served as an integral member of the FTC’s trial team in the FTC’s successful challenges to ProMedica Health System’s acquisition of St. Luke’s Hospital.
While attending law school, Michelle served as an antitrust research assistant to Professor Andrew Gavil and as a legal assistant to the Office of Student Affairs.
- J.D., Howard University School of Law, 2007
- B.A., Communications, Virginia Tech, 2001
- Bar of the District of Columbia
- State Bar of New York
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