Kristin Amerling has over 20 years of experience in Congress and the Executive Branch that includes senior counsel positions on House and Senate Committees and at the Department of Transportation. In 2021-2022, she was chief counsel and deputy staff director for the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. Other prior House experience includes service as chief counsel to the Committee on Energy and Commerce and to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. In the Senate, she was chief investigative counsel and director of oversight for the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Kristin also was deputy general counsel at the Department of Transportation, where she advised senior officials on congressional oversight, regulatory programs, and operational matters. Over the course of her career, she has advised members of Congress and staff on legal and procedural issues relating to high-profile investigations; she has developed and executed oversight plans on a wide range of subjects; and she has provided counsel on complex jurisdictional and parliamentary questions relating to enactment of legislative measures.
Kristin is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of California Berkeley School of Law. Between college and law school she was a legislative aide to Representative Ted Weiss and served as State of Maine Press Secretary to Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell. She also spent several years as an associate at the law firm Steptoe and Johnson.