Mike joined eBay Inc. in August 1998 and is responsible for overseeing the company’s legal department, risk management program and its policy group. He is responsible for interactions with content regulators, law enforcement, contracts, SEC compliance, and other legal matters. Prior to eBay, Mike was a partner with Cooley Godward LLP where he was recognized as an expert in securities law. His responsibilities included corporate and securities transactions, including mergers and acquisition transactions, public offerings, and venture capital financing. Mike earned an A.B. in Economics, Magna Cum Laude, in 1975 from Harvard College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He subsequently received his law degree from Stanford University in 1981, where he was a Nathan Abbot Scholar and a member of Order of the Coif. He also received the Hilmer Oehlmann Jr. award as well as first and second year honors. Favorite eBay Experience: Lost a computer cable on a trip and replaced it on eBay. It was a great deal, regular shipping. Surprisingly, it arrived the next day (still haven’t figured this out … although I’m not complaining). Paid with PayPal, of course.