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.

October 6, 2015

Pictured from left to right: State Senator Ted Gaines, eBay Seller Cindy Sorley, Assemblywoman Beth Gaines

Voters hate the Internet sales tax

October 5, 2015

The eBay Americas Government Relations (GR) team is on the frontlines in Washington, D.C. educating policymakers about our customers, including the small online business community. We ensure your voice heard in our nation’s capital and in state legislatures around the country. For example, we know that tax and trade policy can have a huge effect on a small business’ bottom line and we continuously work to prevent bad public policy in these important areas.

October 5, 2015

Last week eBay’s Washington D.C. office held an event to celebrate eBay’s 20th Anniversary, 15th year in Washington D.C. and 10th year promoting the highly successful eBay Main Street program. This celebration was held at the top of the iconic Hay Adams hotel directly across the street from the White House, with spectacular views of the Washington and Jefferson memorials.

September 30, 2015

Today, eBay Government Relations released a new document to educate policymakers on why an Internet sales tax bill would be very bad for small business. It’s proven that small businesses of ALL models grow our economy. Efforts to force online small businesses to collect sales tax from thousands of taxing jurisdictions, thus subjecting them to unjust audits and enforcement requirements, would deter economic growth.

September 25, 2015

Pictured, from left to right: Michael Hager, Head of Cabinet, EU, Lindsay Lutz, Legal Director, Antitrust and Global Asset Protection, eBay, Gunther Oettinger, European Commissioner for the Digital Economy & Society, EU, Linda Corugedo-Steneberg - Principal Advisor, Digital Single Market Global Ambassador, EU, Stefan Krawczyk, Head of Government Relations International, eBay, Jesse Spector, Policy Officer Digital Economy, Delegation of the EU to the USA, EU, Jan Barnes, Chief of Staff, Government Relations, eBay.

Two bills that should be on everyone’s “Don’t Pass” list

More money, more problems: 5 biggest sales tax risks for growing companies

September 21, 2015

The article originally appeared on the eBay blog.

“We must live the values that we care about,” CEO Devin Wenig said at the San Francisco screening of employee Jenni Chang’s documentary film Out & Around.