Travis is a leading authority on consumer protection, cybersecurity, privacy, telecommunications, and the regulation of emerging and disruptive technologies. Drawing on his broad experience in federal and state government, he helps clients manage their litigation, regulatory risk, and strategic responses to government enforcement efforts, including the growing number of enforcement matters before state attorneys general. Travis also advises clients on crisis response, internal investigations, and compliance. In August 2017, Travis was selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission as an arbitrator for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.
Before joining the firm, Travis was the Chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau, where he spearheaded hundreds of enforcement actions involving consumer protection, competition, compliance, and fraud, waste, and abuse. He also worked closely with senior officials at other federal, state, and international agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, Securities & Exchange Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Justice, all 50 state attorneys general, and data protection authorities across the globe.
Previously, he served as a senior advisor to California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and as Special Assistant Attorney General, where he oversaw the state’s complex litigation and policy in areas such as technology regulation, high-tech crime, cybersecurity, privacy, intellectual property, antitrust, health care, telecommunications, and human trafficking. He served in the Obama Administration as an attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel, which advises the President, Attorney General, and executive branches on the constitutionality and legality of the programs and activities of the U.S. government.
Travis previously worked in private practice at leading law firms in Washington D.C. and San Francisco. He has represented companies, boards, and individuals on a diverse array of civil and white-collar matters involving false claims, bid-rigging, patent infringement, trade secrets, bribery, foreign corrupt practices, RICO, off-label advertising, legal malpractice, and material support of terrorism.
Travis is a member of the American Law Institute and affiliated with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he serves as an advisor for the AGTech Forum.