Kosta is an experienced trial lawyer with a record of success in civil and criminal cases. He has tried one case per year, on average, for more than a decade. As a partner with Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz, he led a trial team that obtained a defense jury verdict for the NCAA in a highly-publicized defamation case arising from the Reggie Bush scandal. He also represented Facebook in a $6 billion intellectual property trial, and Dr. John Kapoor in a four-month federal criminal trial. Before joining the firm, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, where he won convictions at trial in a broad range of white collar cases. Kosta began his legal career by clerking for the Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr. on the Supreme Court and the D.C. Circuit.
Kosta was named one of the 500 leading lawyers in America by Lawdragon (2019), a Law360 “Rising Star” for Trials (2018), a member of Benchmark Litigation’s “40 and Under Hot List” (2018), and a National Law Journal “DC Rising Star” (2017). Previously, he received awards for his work as a prosecutor, including a Department of Justice Director’s Award (2016) and an Assistant Attorney General’s Award (2015).