Wilfred U. Codrington III is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He has a passion for public service that matches his broad professional background in law and public policy. Presently, he is an attorney at a global law firm in New York City, where he focuses on Government Investigations, Litigation, and Regulatory work, and maintains an active pro bono caseload. Prior to his work at the firm, Wilfred served as a judicial clerk for a federal district judge in Manhattan. He also served as legislative assistant and counsel to a member of Congress, where he staffed the Congresswoman on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and covered a policy portfolio that included, among other things, DC-federal relations, civil rights & civil liberties, elections, the judiciary, military & veterans affairs, housing, and labor policy. Wilfred came to Capitol Hill from the Campaign Legal Center, where, as a fellow and staff attorney, he assisted with litigation and regulatory work in campaign finance and the laws of democracy. Directly upon graduation from law school, Wilfred served, for a short stint, in the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipelines & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration in the Office of the Chief Counsel, where he focused handled enforcement actions and advised the Chief Counsel on regulatory policy.
Wilfred earned a Bachelors of Arts degree with honors from Brown University in Philosophy: Ethics & Political Theory, a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania's Fels School of Government, and a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School. Wilfred is an extensive reader, and enjoys writing, running, biking, fitness, cooking & baking, and international travel.