Kosta specializes in cases that combine difficult legal issues with real world trial skills. With Wilkinson Walsh, he won a defense jury verdict for the NCAA in a high-profile defamation case (as lead trial counsel), represented Facebook in a $6 billion intellectual property trial (as trial counsel), and defended a pharmaceutical founder and executive in a four-month criminal trial (as trial counsel and lead issues and appeals counsel). Before joining the firm, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, where he led several major white-collar prosecutions including a $360 million transnational theft of trade secrets. Kosta began his career by clerking for the Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr. on the Supreme Court and the D.C. Circuit.
Kosta was named to LawDragon’s 500 leading lawyers in America (2019-20), a Law360 “Rising Star” for Trials (2018), to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 and Under Hot List” (2018-19), and a National Law Journal “DC Rising Star” (2017). He also received awards as a prosecutor, including a Department of Justice Director’s Award and an Assistant Attorney General’s Award.
In 2019, Chief Justice Roberts appointed Kosta to serve on the U.S. Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure.