About Robert Freund

Robert S. Freund



Robert Freund is an experienced business litigator and advisor.  He focuses his practice on advertising compliance and litigation, with an emphasis on e-commerce and social media marketing issues.  His clients primarily are direct-to-consumer brands, marketing agencies, and individual creators.

Before opening his own firm, Mr. Freund honed his legal skills working at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, one of the largest and most respected international law firms.  Mr. Freund has represented individuals and companies in complex commercial litigation, including consumer class actions and claims related to false advertising and unfair competition.  He also has represented clients in the entertainment, real estate, and financial services industries.

Mr. Freund has lectured about social media advertising law at the University of Southern California, the University of San Diego, the University of Tennessee, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, and he has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg Law, Vox, Business Insider, and Forbes on those issues.

Mr. Freund has served on the Board of Governors of the Century City Bar Association since 2013 and as President from 2017-2018, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of Social Media Club Los Angeles.  Mr. Freund was named as a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in Media & Advertising for 2020-2024.

While in law school at UC Davis, Mr. Freund clerked for the Consumer Protection Unit of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, where he worked on civil and criminal cases involving fraud, deceptive advertising, anticompetitive practices, and other economic crimes.  Mr. Freund also served as an editor of the UC Davis Law Review.


  • Counseled video game company regarding packaging and labeling language, television advertisements, and software warranty issues
  • Defended video game publisher against false endorsement and false advertising claims, including dismissal with prejudice at the pleadings stage
  • Defended pharmaceutical company against product liability claims, including affirmance of dismissal with prejudice on appeal before Ninth Circuit
  • Defended international bank against fraud claims, including affirmance of dismissal with prejudice on appeal before Ninth Circuit
  • Defended apparel company in class action alleging violations of California’s False Advertising Law based on “sale price” advertising
  • Counsel for Fortune 100 SaaS company for marketing compliance matters.


J.D., University of California at Davis

B.A., Economics, The College of William & Mary


  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit