Kevin R. Amer Appointed Deputy General Counsel
Issue No. 750 - March 5, 2019

Acting Register of Copyrights Karyn A. Temple has appointed Kevin R. Amer deputy general counsel of the United States Copyright Office. His appointment is effective March 3, 2019.

In his position, Amer assists the General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights in providing legal guidance to the Office’s divisions, promulgating regulations governing the administration of the copyright system, advising congressional offices and other federal agencies, and developing legal positions in copyright litigation and other matters.

“Kevin has provided expert counsel on a broad array of copyright matters during his time at the Copyright Office, including litigation, policy reports, and international issues,” said Temple. “He will continue to be an extremely valuable member of the Copyright Office team in his new role as deputy general counsel.”

Amer joined the Copyright Office in 2013 as counsel in the Office of Policy and International Affairs, and served as senior counsel in that office from 2015 to 2019. Before joining the Office, he spent several years in private practice in Washington, DC, focusing on appellate litigation. Previously, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. Charles R. Wilson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Amer earned his JD from Yale Law School. He earned his AB in history and literature from Harvard University.