Sean Eskovitz is a trial lawyer in Los Angeles, CA, and a founding partner of Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz. For over twenty years, Sean has successfully tried dozens of civil and criminal cases to judges, juries, and arbitrators across the country. Sean also represents both individuals and companies in government investigations and prosecutions.
Sean’s nationally recognized work includes the successful defense of Bayer and Philip Morris USA in billion-dollar class action trials. Among other recent engagements, Sean represented the National Football League in obtaining a dismissal of antitrust claims concerning its television distribution agreements; served as trial counsel for the NCAA in a class action challenge to its rules limiting athletics-based financial aid and benefits that student-athletes may receive; and is representing the Special Litigation Committee of the McKesson Board of Directors in shareholder derivative litigation involving opioid distribution and executive compensation issues. Benchmark Litigation has recognized Sean as a National Practice and California Star, and Law360 has named him a “Legal Lion.”
Sean previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he prosecuted complex criminal cases involving financial and tax fraud, money laundering, racketeering, violent crimes, and narcotics offenses. Sean first-chaired many trials and argued several cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Two of his cases received Justice Department Director’s Awards, and Sean’s work was also recognized with the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces and the International Award of Honor from the International Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association. Before founding Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz, Sean was a partner at two of the nation’s most prominent large litigation firms.
Throughout his career, Sean has remained involved in public service and various charitable and educational endeavors. From 2011 to 2015, Sean served, at the appointment of the Governor of California, as a Member and Vice Chair of the Fair Political Practices Commission, the five-member non-partisan body charged with regulating and enforcing fair elections in California. In addition, Sean serves on the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA). Sean has taught pre-trial and trial skills at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and the USC Gould School of Law.
Last Updated September 2019