Josh Escovedo Named 40 Under 40 by the Sacramento Business Journal

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that Josh Escovedo has been named a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree by the Sacramento Business Journal. Each year the publication recognizes young Sacramento professionals with a high level of career achievement and contributions to the community.

Josh is a shareholder and a member of the Firm’s LitigationIntellectual Property, and Real Estate practice groups. He is an experienced business litigator with success in resolving a broad spectrum of business disputes, with expertise in real estate, sports and entertainment, agriculture, and the highly specialized world of intellectual property litigation (primarily trademarks and copyrights). Josh is a frequent contributor to The I.P. Law Blog and is a founder and co-host of The Briefing from the I.P. Law Blog, a YouTube series and podcast on trademark, copyright, and patent law, as well as I.P. litigation and intellectual property in the news.

In addition to his legal practice, Josh is an NFLPA- and CFLPA-certified contract advisor and currently represents some of the nation’s top collegiate athletes and the NFL’s Tyler Bray with respect to their name, image, and likeness rights. Josh is the Firm’s Young Lawyer representative for the Meritas Legal Network, a global affiliation of law firms in which Weintraub is a member, and he serves on the Meritas Young Lawyers Advisory Board and the Business Development Committee.

Josh was recently selected to participate in the 2021 class of Leadership Sacramento. His community involvement includes service on the Friends of Front Street board of directors, the fundraising board for the Front Street Animal Shelter. He is also active with Playmakers Elite Sports Academy, a nonprofit, black-owned gym and training facility that trains, coaches, and prepares young athletes to use their skills and abilities to access educational and career opportunities. In addition, he is active with the Robert Irvine Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports military members (active, retired, and veterans) and first responders. Josh’s pro bono work is focused on assisting professionals, athletes, and entertainers of color.

Josh received his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, and his B.A. from California State University, Fresno. He has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyer, JD Supra Readers’ Choice Top Author Award, and Best Lawyers in America® “Ones to Watch.”