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Paula Selis

Washington State Attorney General's Office
Senior Counsel
Seattle, WA, USA


Paula Selis is Senior Counsel for the Consumer Protection Division of the Washington State Attorney General's Office. Her responsibilities include litigation, legislation, and business and consumer education.  She has been with the office since 1982.

 Ms. Selis' areas of focus have included telemarketing, auto dealers, credit reporting and advertising. She has been responsible for heading the Office's Telemarketing Focus Group. On a national level, she has worked with the National Association of Attorneys General on a variety of issues, including cross-border telemarketing fraud, Internet fraud, and privacy. Since 1999, she has been the head of the Attorney General's Office Consumer Protection High Tech Unit, where her cases have centered on such issues as online privacy, Internet auction fraud, junk email, business opportunity scams and health care fraud.  She has co-authored articles on Internet Auction Fraud and Privacy Policy Best Practices with the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce and Technology at the University of Washington Law School. Ms. Selis is an adjunct professor at Seattle University Law School where she teaches consumer protection law and privacy law.

 In addition to litigation, Ms. Selis has also worked on numerous bills sponsored by the Attorney General, including legislation regulating telemarketing, 900-numbers, credit reporting, auto brokering, going-out-of-business sales, unsolicited electronic mail, the promotional advertising of prizes, identity theft and consumer financial privacy.

 Ms. Selis is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Seattle University Law School.

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