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Wilfred U. Codrington III

Spitzer Fellow & Counsel

Wilfred Codrington is the Bernard and Anne Spitzer Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, where he also works with the Democracy Program. His areas of expertise include voting and election security, constitutional reform, and the rule of law. He is a lawyer and advocate who writes, speaks (including in expert witness testimony), and works in coalitions for election reform campaigns. He has authored reports, scholarly articles, and opinion pieces in outlets such as the American Prospect, Slate, the Hill, U.S. News & World Report, and Ms. magazine. Codrington is the coauthor of a forthcoming book, The People’s Constitution.

Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Codrington was an associate attorney in the New York offices of the global law firm DLA Piper, LLP, where he focused on commercial litigation, government investigations and white-collar defense, and administrative law and regulatory policy. He also maintained an active pro bono caseload. Codrington served as a law clerk to Hon. Deborah A. Batts in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; legislative assistant and counsel to Hon. Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia; and a fellow and staff attorney at the Campaign Legal Center. He is an adjunct assistant professor at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

Codrington earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Brown University with honors, an MPA from the University of Pennsylvania, and a JD 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 U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.