Mr. Michael R. Jacobson has been General Counsel and Secretary at eBay Inc. since August 1998 and serves as its Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs. Mr. Jacobson is responsible for overseeing eBay's legal department, its risk management program, and its policy group. He is also responsible for interactions with content regulators, law enforcement, contracts, SEC compliance, and other legal matters. From 1986 to August 1998, he was a Partner with the law firm of Cooley Godward LLP, specializing in securities law, mergers and acquisitions and other transactions. Mr. Jacobson has been a Director of GSI Commerce Inc. since June 2011. He received the Hilmer Oehlmann, Jr., award as well as first and second year honors. Mr. Jacobson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Magna Cum Laude, in 1975 from Harvard College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a J.D. degree from Stanford Law School in 1981, where he was a Nathan Abbot Scholar and a member of Order of the Coif.