Erik Huey is currently the Senior Vice President for Government Affairs at the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). As Senior Vice President, Erik oversees the entire federal and state government relations operations of ESA.
The Entertainment Software Association is the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet. The ESA offers services to interactive entertainment software publishers including a global anti-piracy program, owning the E3 Expo, business and consumer research, federal and state government relations, First Amendment and intellectual property protection efforts.
A former partner at Kilpatrick Stockton LLP who specialized in public policy advocacy for the entertainment, communications, and media sectors, Erik joined the Entertainment Software Association in July 2009. For nearly two decades, Huey has contributed to policy debates involving issues such as protecting domestic film production, combating digital theft of copyrighted content, expanding broadband deployment, and preserving artists’ First Amendment rights. In 2007, The Hollywood Reporter named him one of the “100 Most Influential Media & Entertainment Lawyers” in its annual “Power Lawyer” issue.
Born outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in Morgantown, West Virginia, Huey graduated cum laude with a B.B.A. from the University of Miami and with a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.