Magdalena Bragun


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Seattle University School of Law

J.D. Summa cum Laude, 2008. Top 4% of the class Honors: 5 CALI Awards for Best Achievement in Civil Procedure, Business Entities, Contracts, Legal Writing I, Legal Writing II; Dean’s List 2006, 2007, 2008; Year-End Achievement Scholarships; Law Review Member

School of Banking, Poznan, Poland

B.Sc. in European Studies, 2001. Top 4% of the class. Educational Enterprise Foundation Scholarship


  • State of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington


  • English
  • German
  • Polish

Professional Experience

Ms. Bragun’s practice focuses on international and domestic corporate matters, creditors’ rights, and litigation. She has represented a wide range of clients, from small businesses and technology startups to Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, including major financial institutions, international joint ventures, receivers, secured and unsecured creditors, and creditors’ committees.

Ms. Bragun has counseled clients regarding corporate and bankruptcy matters, preference actions, assumption and assignment obligations, cross-border chapter 15 issues, non-disclosure agreements, as well as tolling and vending contract issues. She appeared in federal and state courts in numerous adversary proceedings and litigation actions representing some of the largest enterprises in the U.S., including Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Nordstrom, and TrueBlue Inc. 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’s Polish background combined with her legal expertise has put her in a unique position to advise European businesses on issues that emerge in cross-border matters. She advises European entities on launching products and services in the U.S. and provides guidance concerning litigation options if necessary. Ms. Bragun earned a Bachelor of Science degree (European Studies) in Poznan, Poland, and studied law at Adam Mickiewicz University School of Law in Poznan, Poland, 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 served at Honorable Richard Tallman’s chambers at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and graduated with the highest honors from Seattle University School of Law.  She published a law review article advocating for a change of immigration regulations prohibiting H-4 visa holders from working in the U.S. Her publication was relied upon by the Congressional Committee and contributed to a shift in the law and policy regarding employment for H-4 visa holders. Ms. Bragun’s experience and her law review article were featured in The Seattle Times article describing the new immigration rule. 



  • 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

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