Amy Klein has been an in-house attorney with ESPN since 2012, currently serving as Principal Counsel. She handles legal matters relating to distribution of ESPN’s networks and services by cable and satellite companies and digital distributors, as well as federal, state and local government relations; music licensing; ad sales and marketing. Prior to joining ESPN, she served as Senior Counsel & Legal Advisor to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, with particular responsibility for wireless, public safety and engineering and technology matters. Previously, she was Subcommittee Counsel to Chairman Rick Boucher for the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; Senior Counsel to Chairman John Dingell on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for telecommunications and Internet matters; Legislative Counsel to Senator Claire McCaskill for Senate Commerce Committee issues and Legislative Counsel to Mr. Boucher. She also practiced media and communications law at Covington & Burling, LLP, in Washington, DC and clerked for the Honorable Jerry Buchmeyer in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
Ms. Klein is a graduate of Yale Law School, where she was an Essays Editor of the Yale Law Journal. She received her B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from Yale College, graduating magna cum laude and with distinction in both majors. She resides in West Hartford, Connecticut with her husband and daughter.