Segment 1: Rebecca Madigan, Executive Director of the Performance Marketing Association discusses breaking developments on the Amazon Tax Wars.
Segment 2: Anthony Todaro of Seattle’s Corr Cronin et al discusses his winning a dismissal of Spam Arrest novel lawsuit.
Plus we celebrate the founding of El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola) by 44 Spanish settlers in 1781.
Rebecca Madigan is executive director of the Performance Marketing Association. Since leading the formation of the PMA in 2008, Rebecca has built the PMA to be the only trade association representing performance advertising, both online and offline. The PMA has committed to connect, inform and advocate on behalf of this growing industry, most recently lobbying Congress on sales tax reform and spearheading over 60 grassroots campaigns in the fight against ‘affiliate nexus tax’ legislation. Rebecca is one of the country’s leading subject matter experts in Federal sales tax reform and Internet sales tax legislation, as well as online advertising, emerging advertising models and e-commerce. She is frequently consulted by the legal community, trade and mass media, and analysts covering advertising, the Internet, social and mobile media, e-commerce, privacy and sales tax public policy, and emerging markets. Rebecca is often quoted in notable media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Associated Press and Tax Notes. Rebecca is a frequent public speaker at such conferences as Ad:Tech, OMMA Global, Telsey Advisory Group Consumer Conference, and American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) conferences. She has also testified at over a dozen state legislative hearings regarding Internet sales tax reform. Rebecca was formerly director of product management at Commission Junction, Impact Radius, and at Lurn, Inc., where, with Anik Singal, they launched the formation of the PMA in April 2008. She has collected 25 years of leadership experience in product management and marketing. She has had the pleasure of working with many very talented people in pioneering industries such as wireless data, voice-over-IP, wireless LAN, Bluetooth, and online affiliate marketing. She has been a member of technology standards and professional organizations such as WAP Forum, Bluetooth and Wireless LAN Special Interest Groups (IEEE 802.15 and 802.11), Mobile Advisory Council, and GSM, CDMA, TDMA and CDPD mobile technology standards groups. She holds a bachelor degree in Anthropology from University of California, Santa Barbara, and lives in southern California.
Mr. Todaro is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried dozens of cases to verdict. Mr. Todaro’s practice focuses on business disputes, securities fraud, insurance coverage litigation, class action cases and tort matters. Mr. Todaro has appeared in state and federal courts throughout Washington.
Mr. Todaro grew up in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. He attended Lakeside High School before heading to New York where he earned his undergraduate degree cum laude from Columbia University. After college, Mr. Todaro obtained his Series 7 and 63 certifications and worked as a securities broker on Wall Street. Mr. Todaro then traveled to Chicago, where he earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.
Mr. Todaro’s previous legal experience includes trial work as a felony criminal prosecutor in the King County Prosecutor’s Office, complex commercial work as an associate with the multi-national law firm DLA Piper, and tort and business litigation as a shareholder with the boutique trial firm Peterson Young Putra.
Mr. Todaro was first named a “Rising Star” by Washington Law & Politics in 2003. Then, in 2011, Seattle Met Magazine dubbed Mr. Todaro a “Top Lawyer” in Washington.
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