Serving clients in Bastrop, Austin and surrounding counties

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1981-present

Attorney General of Texas

Chief, Consumer Protection & Antitrust Division and Attorney-in Charge, White Collar Crime Unit (1977-1981); Attorney-in-Charge, Attorney General's Nursing Home Task Force, (1977-1978).

The Consumer Protection & Antitrust Division had primary enforcement responsibility for the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. Initially as a staff attorney in the Division's Houston office, the work involved preparing and prosecuting cases against companies and individuals that conducted their businesses in violation of state law. Upon moving to Austin as Chief of the Division, the responsibilities included managing and supervising the work of approximately 25 attorneys and various other support staff who were located in the headquarter's office and six regional offices, supervising the work of the White Collar Crime Unit, organizing and managing Attorney General John Hill's Nursing Home Task Force (which was composed of approximately 20 professionals, including attorneys, investigators, a nurse, social workers, and a CPA). I also continued to handle litigation including serving as lead counsel for the State of Texas in the "Mystery Money" case about which Calvin Trillin published an article in the New Yorker magazine which was reprinted in Mr. Trillin's recent book, Trillin on Texas.

Federal Trade Commission

Bureau of Consumer Protection (Investigator/ Consumer Protection Specialist), Washington, D.C. (1971-1972)

The Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Special Projects, had primary responsibility for enforcing the Truth-in-Lending Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. As the only investigator in the Division of Special Projects at that time, the job involved investigating cases (most of which were national in scope) for prosecution by attorneys, helping to organize the Commission's first public hearings on the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and processing consumer complaints.

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Law Office of David F. Bragg
A Professional Corporation

1010 Chestnut Street
Bastrop, Texas 78602
Telephone: (512) 581-0061 (Austin metro)
Telecopier: (512) 581-0245 (Austin metro)
Email:  dfbragg@sbcglobal.net