Travis E. Cochran is Senior Counsel in Lozano Smith's Sacramento office where he focuses his practice on facilities and business issues for public agencies. Mr. Cochran is the chair of Lozano Smith's Technology & Innovation Practice Group.
Mr. Cochran advises public agencies on areas such as construction, bidding and alternative delivery methods, technology contracts, CEQA, and energy conservation projects. He also serves as the City Attorney for the City of Greenfield, and provides a full range of legal advice and services in all aspects of municipal law.
Mr. Cochran is particularly experienced in presenting topics related to the Public Records Act, Brown Act, compliance, and ethics and conflict of interest issues. He has also presented at various regional association events, such as the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) and Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) workshops.
Mr. Cochran earned his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he served as President of the Native American Law Students Association. As a law student, Mr. Cochran also served as a judicial clerk for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Court. He received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Davis.
With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and California's "reopening," host Sloan Simmons has a timely discussion with Lozano Smith Governance Co-Practice Group Leader, Anne Collins and Lozano Smith Technology and Innovation Practice Group Leader Travis Cochran regarding the state of the law and future of public meetings under the Brown Act in light of pending legislation that would continue flexibility for remote participation by local officials and the public.