SOUTHERN PINES -- Assistant U.S. Attorney David A. Bragdon, a 1999 graduate of Campbell University, will deliver the 2013 Kenelm Lecture at the Weymouth Center in Southern Pines, N.C., on Monday, Sept. 23.
Sponsored by Campbell’s Department of History, Criminal Justice and Political Science, the lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. Bragdon will speak on “The Constitution & the Pursuit of Justice: Prosecuting while Protecting the Rights of the Accused.”
Bragdon has been an assistant U.S. attorney in the economic crimes section of the Eastern District of North Carolina since 2007. In that position, he has handled a variety of white collar fraud cases and has participated in multiple white collar trials, including those related to investment fraud, sale of unregistered securities, mortgage fraud and perjury. He has also handled child pornography and sex offense cases.
Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Bragdon was a commercial litigator in private practice for three years. He has also clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas and for Judge Stephen Williams of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Bragdon received a bachelor’s in government from Campbell in 1999 and went on to earn his law degree from the University of Virginia in 2002. He was honored by Campbell’s Department of History, Criminal Justice and Political Science in 2007 with the Distinguished Government Alumnus Award.
The Weymouth Center is a regional, education and cultural center for the arts and humanities that serves that Sandhills region of North Carolina. Campbell is one of six colleges and universities in the region that form the Weymouth Consortium, which cooperates with the Friends of Weymouth to present programs such as concert series, art exhibitions, poetry readings, lectures and symposiums at the center. The other schools in the consortium are Fayetteville State University, Methodist University, UNC-Pembroke, St. Andrews University and Sandhills Community College.