About Amy E. Mitchell

Amy is a transactional lawyer based in Austin, Texas, who practices entertainment law with a focus on music and film issues. She has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 2004 and represents emerging artists and entrepreneurs as well as established professionals.

Amy earned her B.A. in Spanish and Economics (minor in French) from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999 and her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 2004. Prior to attending law school, Amy served as Office Manager of the Texas Music Office, a state agency within the Texas Governor's Office. During law school, she attended the University College London in London, England, to study international and comparative law. Amy served as a staff editor of the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal and the Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law. Amy served as President of Women's Law Caucus, Vice President of the Intellectual Property Law Society, and a Teaching Quizmaster. She also arranged for and directed UT Law’s a cappella group that performed during the annual law school production Assault & Flattery.

From 2007 to 2012, Amy worked with Christian L. Castle, Attorneys on music industry talent representation, online retailers, digital distribution, content licensing, and public policy maters. In 2009, Amy was elected to serve on the Council of the State Bar of Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section and currently holds the treasurer position. In 2011, Amy expanded her film and television practice to include production counsel services; she is currently of counsel to Deena Kalai, PLLC. In 2013, Amy successfully spearheaded efforts to charter an entertainment law section for the Austin Bar Association and is currently serving as Chair.

When she is not practicing law, Amy performs as a vocalist and keyboardist in several Austin ensembles, including Carpe Sono (contemporary a cappella group), Conspirare, Lila Lies (Simon & Garfunkel cover band), Texas Choral Consortand The Bar & Grill Singers. She has also performed, written, and/or recorded with numerous bands including Will Taylor's Strings Attached, Til We're Blue or Destroy, framing strangers, Dave Madden, Spain Coloured Orange, Golden Bear, The Unbearables, Youngmond Grand, Radar Radar, All Hail, and Brothers & Sisters.

She also serves on the board of Texas Folklife, a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and presenting Texas's diverse cultures and living heritage.

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