Chanakya A. Sethi

Chanakya Sethi is an Associate at Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz. He has represented corporate and individual clients in a broad range of matters, including federal criminal cases, consumer class actions, intellectual property disputes, and government investigations. His experience spans all three levels of the federal courts, as well as international arbitration.

Chan grew up in Toronto and graduated from Princeton University in 2007, where he was editor-in-chief of The Daily Princetonian. Chan has law degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, where he graduated first in his class, and Yale Law School. Following law school, Chan clerked for Justice Michael J. Moldaver of the Supreme Court of Canada and Judge Ronnie Abrams of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

As part of his commitment to pro bono matters, Chan has represented the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Before joining the firm, Chan practiced at Williams & Connolly LLP.

Other Activities

Chan is a director of the Princeton University Summer Journalism Program, which brings 40 students from low-income backgrounds to Princeton’s campus for an intensive 10-day seminar on journalism and college preparation. He is also a member of Lambda Legal’s Advisory Committee for the District of Columbia.


  • Justice Michael J. Moldaver, Supreme Court of Canada (2012–13)
  • Judge Ronnie Abrams, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (2014–15)


  • Undergraduate:Princeton University, A.B. (2007)
    Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Princetonian
  • Law: Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D., with the Gold Medal (2012)
    Executive Editor, Osgoode Hall Law Journal
    First Place Oralist, Laskin Moot Court

    Yale Law School, LL.M. (2014)
    Editor, Yale Law & Policy Review

* Admitted only in New York. Practice limited to federal litigation.