David Bragdon

Adjunct Faculty
Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
Office Location:
Kivett Hall
150 Fayetteville Street
Mailing Address:
Suite 2100
Raleigh, NC 27601


David Bragdon serves as an adjunct professor. He graduated from Campbell University in 1999 and UVA Law in 2002. He clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas on the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Stephen Williams on the D.C. Circuit.

Outside his teaching, he is the Appellate Chief for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, representing the United States in criminal appeals before the Fourth Circuit.

From 2017 to 2020, Mr. Bragdon represented the U.S. Department of Justice in the Philippines. He worked with the Philippine Congress to develop criminal justice legislation. He also led trainings for Philippine prosecutors and judges on cybercrime, trafficking in persons, counterterrorism, and financial crime.

From 2007 to 2017, Mr. Bragdon prosecuted financial crime, child pornography, bank robbery, gun violations, and immigration violations at the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Before becoming a prosecutor, Mr. Bragdon litigated antitrust cases against large oil companies such as BP and Shell.

He has three boys, ages 16, 13, and 11. Bragdon and his family enjoy hiking, board games, reading, and traveling.