Tod Cohen

Since 2000, Mr. Cohen has been responsible for global public policy for eBay, adding PayPal when it was acquired in 2002. Beginning in 2006, he has become responsible for eBay’s legal regulatory and intellectual property (copyrights, trademarks and rightsholder relations) work as well as law enforcement affairs and global investigation teams.

August 22, 2016

Last week, eBay seller and government relations ambassador Holly Richardson of Aeromarine Products hosted Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA-52) for a facility tour and policy roundtable discussion.

August 18, 2016

As you’re probably well aware, election season is once again upon us. Like we’ve done in the past, we are providing voting tools for you on the eBay Main Street website. You can find the link to our voting tools in the Action Center on eBay Main Street.

August 18, 2016

Congress will return from its annual summer recess after Labor Day, after which they are scheduled to be in session for four weeks in September and then another four weeks after the November election. It is this post-election “lame duck” session which carries the highest risk for the passage of 

August 18, 2016

In October 2015, international trade officials announced the conclusion of negotiations related to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, which would update rules impacting ecommerce exports in the Asia-Pacific region. Negotiating countries include: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chili, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam. Altogether, these nations represent 40% of the global GDP and roughly one-third of trade across the globe.

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August 10, 2016

This article originally appeared on Stateside.

Four states - Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin - held primaries yesterday for several local, state and federal races. In case you missed it, here are the highlights of the primary results:

August 8, 2016

Last week, Representative Barbara Comstock (R-VA/10) hosted two eBay sellers – Chris Hansen (C2 Management) and Jeff Bollettino (Metro DC Music) – at her district office for a roundtable policy discussion on Internet sales tax (IST). Since Congress may address the IST issue before the end of the year, it is critical that Members of Congress hear from their constituents about the negative implications of the proposals under consideration.

August 5, 2016

This week InsideCounsel magazine announced eBay VP of Government Relations & Public Policy Tekedra Mawakana had won a prestigious award. InsideCounsel, one of the nation’s leading publications for Legal and Government Relations leaders, announced its annual Transformative Leadership Awards recipients for 2016. The Transformative Leadership Awards honor senior in-house Legal and Government Relations professi

August 1, 2016

Last week members of the Government Relations team traveled to eBay’s OPEN seller celebration in Las Vegas, NV. We were pleased to spend valuable time with the more than 1100 eBay sellers in attendance who joined us from across the globe. eBay sellers were able to stop by our eBay Main Street booth and learn more about how our global Government Relations team fights daily for legislation and regulation favorable to the hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs that use the eBay marketplace.