Amy is a transactional lawyer based in Austin, Texas, who practices entertainment law with a focus on music, television, and film law issues. She has been representing emerging artists and entrepreneurs as well as established professionals since 2004. Notable long-term clients include Austin City Limits (music TV show) and the ATX Television Festival.
A musician herself, Amy began her legal career focusing on music – representing talent, licensing content, and assisting with digital distribution. In 2011, she branched out into independent film and television production work and has served as production and distribution legal on dozens of feature-length indie films.
Amy is very active in the professional entertainment law community. At the state level, she was elected to the Council for the Texas State Bar’s Entertainment & Sports Law Section where she served in a leadership position for 9 years, including 2016-2017 Chair. More recently, Amy was tapped as Course Director of the annual Entertainment Law 101 program. On the local level, Amy spearheaded efforts to charter an Entertainment Law Section for the Austin Bar Association, which she currently chairs. She frequently speaks and writes on entertainment law topics and maintains the educational site AskaMusicLawyer.com
You may find yourself contacting Amy post-event about your film’s production legal needs, drafting/negotiating various recording industry contracts, and/or licensing or acquiring creative content (music, photos, videos, text, etc.) for your next project.
When she’s not practicing law, you may find Amy enjoying a nice cup of ‘joe, playing music, or hanging out around Austin with her astronomer husband and three small children.