Howard Bragman is an American public relations practitioner, writer and lecturer.
Bragman was born and raised in Flint, Michigan and graduated with a B.A in Journalism and Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1978. After serving as a vice president in the Chicago and Los Angeles offices of Burson-Marsteller Public Relations, Bragman founded Bragman Nyman Cafarelli (BNC) in 1989. Under Bragman, the company went on to become one of the largest and most respected public relations firms in Los Angeles. In 2001, BNC was purchased by Interpublic Group, one of the world’s largest holding companies for marketing companies. In 2005, Bragman went on to establish Fifteen Minutes, a strategic media and public relations agency.
As a nationally renowned crisis counselor, Bragman has provided litigation support for a significant number of high-profile cases and individuals. These include: Joseph Steffan, who was kicked out of the United States Naval Academy for his sexual orientation; the Lewinsky family, and Sharon Smith in Smith v. Knoller, a high-profile civil rights and justice trial involving a tragic dog-mauling death in San Francisco.