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Robert Braun is a transactional partner in JMBM's Corporate and Securities groups. He co-chairs the Firm's Cybersecurity and Privacy Group, and is an expert in technology and emerging industries, privacy, security and hospitality. 

As Co-Chair of the JMBM Cybersecurity and Privacy Group, Bob counsels clients on privacy and security, information technology, software development and licensing, and electronic commerce transactions. He regularly handles privacy compliance programs, and compliance with the recently adopted state privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act, and laws adopted in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida Indiana, Iowa, Montana, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington. He is the co-author of the Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum blog, lectures frequently on technology issues, and has been quoted by Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, American Lawyer, American Banker, Law360, Los Angeles Business Journal, Daily Journal, and other media on cybersecurity law issues. He is recognized in the Southern California listing of Super Lawyers as a “Top Rated Technology Transactions Attorney.”

Bob is a senior member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group, where he specializes in the negotiation of hotel management and franchise agreements, mixed-use developments, acquisition and divestiture of hotels, resorts, restaurants and other hospitality properties, hotel and hospitality workouts and turnarounds, and ongoing operating issues of hospitality properties. Bob is a frequent author and lecturer on hospitality issues.

Representative Experience
  • Designing programs and policies facilitating compliance with state, federal and international privacy laws and regulations, including the California Consumer Privacy Act and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation
  • Counseling clients on AdTech, artificial intelligence, and other emerging technologies
  • Representing a variety of clients, including Fortune 1000 companies, impacted by data breaches
  • Representing software licensors and developers, as well as negotiating software license agreements on behalf of licensees
  • Negotiating hotel management and franchise agreements
  • Advising hotel owners on enhancing relationships with hotel managers and brands
  • Designing management structures for boutique hotel brands
  • Advising a hotel management company in the divestiture of a portfolio of branded hotel properties
  • Representation of a high-technology manufacturer in a series of strategic acquisitions
  • Negotiation of a five-star, mixed-use hotel development project, including hotels, condominiums, luxury residences, retail, and office space
  • Negotiating the purchase and sale of multiple companies, including manufacturers, financial services providers, entertainment companies, and medical practices

J.D., UCLA School of Law, 1981

A.B., University of California, Berkeley, 1978
with highest honors

Bar Admissions State Bar of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Editorial Board of the California Business Law News, a publication of the State Bar Business Law Section

Franchise Law Committee, State Bar of California

Advisory Board, Information Systems Security Association, Los Angeles Chapter

International Association of Privacy Professionals

Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association; Cyberspace Committee, Banking Law Committee

American Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Operation Hope, Inc.

Hurdle Jumpers, Inc.

Frequent lecturer on securities, information technology challenges, legal challenges facing emerging businesses, and hotel and hospitability issues

Chair, 33rd Annual Securities Regulation Seminar, Los Angeles County Bar Association, October 2000

Chair, Business & Corporations Sections, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1997-1998

Executive Board of Judges, Moot Court Honors Program, UCLA

National Order of Barristers, UCLA

Awards & Recognition
  • Rated AV by Martindale Hubbell
  • Recognized as one of Los Angeles Magazine's Southern California's Best Lawyers, 2008-2012
  • Selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer, 2004, 2008-2024
Cybersecurity Law Blog
Hotel Law Blog

At the Association for Corporate Growth’s 2011 conference in Los Angeles, Bob Braun discusses how JMBM works with middle market companies to meet their unique challenges.

Co-chairs of the Jeffer Mangels Cybersecurity and Privacy Group, Robert E. Braun and Michael A. Gold, discuss why companies need a cybersecurity training program.