I have to admit ... when I saw the Dr. Thomas Braun on the Conference Information, I saw a red flag but as Hongkongwalt pointed out it is Juris Doctor and TB credentials are on Linkedin as follows: 

 

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/thomas-braun/8/85b/231

 

Thomas Braun's Education

University of San Francisco School of Law

LL.M. (Master of Law),International Business Transactions

19961997

University of British Columbia Faculty of Law

J.D. (Juris Doctor)

19881991

The University of Western Ontario

B.A.

19851988

Apparently, the Doctorate is totally legitimate. Learn something new every day.