Brad Handler
eBay Inc.
2125 Hamilton Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125

January 4, 2000

Federal Trade Commission
Room H-159
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580

RE: Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security-Nomination, P004807

By this letter I wish to nominate Robert C. Chesnut to the Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security of the Federal Trade Commission. Mr. Chesnut is currently the Associate General Counsel of eBay Inc.

Mr. Chesnut's qualifications include more than eleven years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. During his tenure as an AUSA, Mr. Chesnut handled a number of espionage prosecutions including the prosecutions of Aldrich Ames and Harold Nicholson. Mr. Chesnut also prosecuted a number of computer and internet related cases including cases of telecommunication and access fraud.

At eBay, Mr. Chesnut is responsible for all issues concerning site access and security. You will find below the text of his most recent resume.

I believe that Mr. Chesnut would add a great deal to the deliberations of this Advisory Committee.


Brad Handler
Associate General Counsel
Director of Law and Public Policy

Text of Mr. Chesnut's resume:


HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, Cambridge, MA J.D., cum laude, 1984. Board of Student Advisers, Moot Court Chairman.
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, Charlottesville, VA B.A., with honors, 1981. Government Honors Program, Phi Beta Kappa.


ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL, 1999-PRESENT, EBAY INC. Responsible for all litigation matters and interaction with all levels of law enforcement. Additional responsibilities include management of all customer service escalations with regard to litigation and impermissible items.
ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, 1988-1999, Eastern District of VA Chief, Major Crimes Unit, supervising 20 attorneys and support staff in major felony prosecutions. Handled espionage prosecutions including Aldrich Ames and Harold Nicholson. Prosecuted complex cases involving telecommunications fraud, compliance with government regulations, bank fraud, computer and Internet related fraud, money laundering, trademark infringement, and violent crime. Numerous felony jury trials, motions, and appeals. Received Justice Departments John Marshall Award for Litigation, highest litigation award in the Justice Department. Awarded Intelligence Community Seal Medallion.
 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TRIAL ATTORNEY, 1985-88, Washington, DC Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch. Handled constitutional defense of numerous federal statutes and programs. Lead trial attorney defending challenges to President Reagan's drug testing plan, and statutory ban on commercial telephone pornography. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of California, 1988.
JUDICIAL CLERKSHIP, 1984-85, Eastern District of VA, Alexandria Division Federal District Judge Richard L. Williams.


ADJUNCT FACULTY MEMBER, 1991-Present, George Washington University Teaching courses at Graduate School of Forensic Sciences in evidence and moot court.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS, 1993-Present, Northern Virginia Family Service Serving on executive board of non-profit organization with $7 million annual budget and over 100 full time employees promoting family structure through diverse services.
PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS, 1994-Present, Sole Proprietorship Operating creative art and commercial photography business, with clients including singer/songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter and Washington Capitals hockey team.
RUSSIAN JURY DELEGATION, 1993-94, U.S. Department of State Two tours of Russia with federal and state judges to help Russia develop its jury system.