Travis E. Cochran is a Partner in Lozano Smith's Sacramento office. He serves as City Attorney for the City of Greenfield and provides legal advice and services in all aspects of municipal law.
Mr. Cochran regularly advises cities regarding public safety and law enforcement, land use and planning, labor and employment, public works, and code enforcement. He is particularly experienced with open meeting and conflict of interest laws, and attends council, planning commission, and committee meetings and advises on procedural questions and proposed actions.
Mr. Cochran also has expertise in facilities and business issues affecting public agencies, including procurement, construction advice and litigation, land use and CEQA, and preparing and negotiating all types of contracts. Mr. Cochran also provides legal services on technology issues affecting public agencies, including cybersecurity and data privacy.
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.