Alvin Bragg was overwhelmingly elected Manhattan District Attorney, becoming only the fourth person elected to this office in 80 years. A son of Central Harlem, Alvin has spent the better part of two decades standing up to the powerful and fighting to get justice.
Most recently, Alvin served as the Chief Deputy Attorney General in New York State where he oversaw some of the office’s biggest cases, including suing Harvey Weinstein and his company for the existence of a hostile work environment; winning significant settlement agreements in matters concerning discriminatory redlining, tenant harassment, wage and hour violations, unlawful discrimination by employers based on applicants’ criminal history records, and unlawful business practices by health insurance companies; and served as the first Chief of a special unit that investigated police-involved killings. In addition, he led an investigation revealing that only three percent of the approximately 2.4 million Stop and Frisk stops by the NYPD between 2009 and 2012 resulted in convictions and only .1 percent of the stops resulted in convictions for a violent crime.
Prior to the Attorney General’s Office, Alvin served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York where he successfully prosecuted corrupt politicians, obtained trial verdicts convicting the owner of a multi-million dollar business for laundering millions of dollars for an international drug cartel, an FBI agent for making false statements, and individuals blocking a reproductive health facility.
Alvin earned his A.B. from Harvard, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and was a Visiting Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Racial Justice Project at New York Law School. Alvin is a former member of the Board of Directors of the New York Urban League and a Sunday School teacher at the Abyssinian Baptist Church.