Kevin R. Amer
Acting General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights
Kevin R. Amer is the Acting General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights for the United States Copyright Office. He was appointed to the position effective July 2, 2021. Amer has served as deputy general counsel since 2019.
In his position as Acting General Counsel, Amer provides legal guidance to the Office’s divisions, promulgates regulations governing the administration of the copyright system, advises congressional offices and other federal agencies, and develops legal positions in copyright litigation and other matters.
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.