Wilfred U. Codrington III

Bernard and Anne Spitzer Fellow

Wilfred Codrington is the Bernard and Anne Spitzer fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice. He works in the Democracy program, including on related areas of constitutional law.

Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Wilfred was an associate in the New York office of the global law firm, DLA Piper, LLP. There, he focused on commercial litigation, government investigations & white collar defense, and administrative law & regulatory policy. He also maintained a very active pro bono caseload. Before joining the firm, Wilfred served as a law clerk to the Honorable Deborah A. Batts, United States district judge for the Southern District of New York; legislative assistant and counsel to the Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia; and a fellow and staff attorney at the Campaign Legal Center. Wilfred is presently an adjunct assistant professor of public service at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

Wilfred earned an A.B. with honors in Philosophy: Ethics & Political Theory from Brown University, an M.P.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels School of Government, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. He is admitted to practice law in New York, Massachusetts (inactive), and the District of Columbia (inactive), as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.