Magdalena Bragun is Counsel at Rimon. Ms. Bragun’s practice focuses on creditors’ rights, international and domestic corporate matters, and avoidance litigation. Her experience includes representing Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, including secured and unsecured creditors, as well as receivers, creditors’ committees and technology startups. Ms. Bragun has counseled business and individual clients on corporate and bankruptcy matters, including avoidance actions, assumption and assignment obligations, cross-border chapter 15 issues, non-disclosure agreements, and tolling and vending contracts.
After working at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and practicing as a litigator at the Creditors’ Rights group at Lane Powell PC, Ms. Bragun founded Summac Law PLLC, a boutique law firm providing business and creditors’ rights litigation services. She appeared in federal and state courts in numerous adversary proceedings and business litigation actions representing some of the most successful enterprises in the U.S., including Wells Fargo, Bank of America, TrueBlue Inc. and Nordstrom. Ms. Bragun specializes in defending companies and individuals in preference actions nationwide and has gained a reputation for substantial successes and zealous advocacy in preference defense.
Ms. Bragun graduated summa cum laude from Seattle University School of Law and was honored with five CALI awards for highest achievements. While in law school, Ms. Bragun published a law review article advocating for a change of immigration regulations prohibiting H-4 visa holders from working in the U.S. Seven years later, her efforts paid off, and the law now allows H-4 visa holders to legally work in the U.S. under certain conditions. Ms. Bragun’s experience and her law review article were featured in The Seattle Times article describing the new immigration rule.
As a native of Poland, Ms. Bragun is passionate about helping Polish businesses succeed on the U.S. market. She advises Polish entities about launching products and services on the U.S. market and provides guidance concerning litigation options in the U.S. Ms. Bragun earned a Bachelor of Science degree (European Studies) in Poznan, Poland, and was enrolled at Adam Mickiewicz University School of Law in Poznan, Poland, for two years immediately prior to immigrating to the U.S. She served as a law clerk at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warsaw, Poland, where she worked on policy issues and assisted in drafting legal opinions on the conformity of Polish laws with those of the European Union. Ms. Bragun’s combined legal expertise gained in Europe and the U.S. has put her in a unique position to advise European businesses on issues that emerge in cross-border matters.
- “The Golden Cage: How Immigration Law Turns Foreign Women Into Involuntary Housewives.” 31 Seattle U. L. Rev. 937 (2008) - Featured on the front page of The Seattle Times on April 8, 2015
- “State Receiverships: A Banker’s Tool for Faster, Cost-Efficient Recovery on Troubled Loans” Washington Bankers Association; Issues & Answers Magazine (2011)
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
- Volunteer Judge, University of Washington Appellate Advocacy Competitions (2013-present)
- Volunteer Attorney, WSBA Call to Duty, Washington Vets Will Clinic (2014-present)
- Featured in WSBA article on Oct 20, 2015
News, Events, & Insights
Rimon Law Welcomes New Attorney Magdalena Bragun to its Seattle office
News October 03, 2016