Nov 27, 2020
Paul Rafelson is a founding partner in one of the Nation’s leading eCommerce law firms, Rafelson Schick, PLLC (“RS”). In addition to his law practice, Paul is the founder of an online trade association called Online Merchants Guild (“OMG”), where he volunteers as the executive director. As the executive director of OMG, Paul fights to make sure eCom sellers’ voices are heard and that their rights are protected. Some examples of Paul’s advocacy work include submitting amicus briefs to the Supreme Court; advocating for business owners as the Supreme Court decides cases that affect online merchants worldwide and filing a lawsuit in Federal Court against California’s Department of Tax and Fee Administration challenging the CDTFA’s prolonged illegitimate pursuit of eCommerce Sellers for uncollected sales tax. Also spearheaded by Paul, OMG was recently granted a preliminary injunction by a United States District Court Judge which blocked Kentucky’s Attorney General from investigating Amazon sellers for price gouging pricing, which the court ruled was unconstitutional, since Amazon was the only party that could control prices on a state by state basis. And, in the recent congressional antitrust investigation of Amazon, Paul/Online Merchants Guild was one of, if not the most, cited committee resource in the final report.