Lecturer on Law
Ken Basin is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he has taught Entertainment and Media Law since the 2013–14 academic year. His research and teaching interests are primarily in entertainment, media, and intellectual property law.
Basin currently works as Vice President, U.S. Business Affairs for Sony Pictures Television, where he is responsible for dealmaking in support of Sony’s broad slate of scripted and unscripted network, basic cable, premium cable, first-run syndicated, and first-run digital programming. Before joining Sony, Basin served as the Co-Head of Business Affairs at Amazon Studios, where he managed and supervised all Business Affairs department functions in support of Amazon’s development, production, and distribution of original television series and motion pictures. After earning his law degree and prior to joining Amazon, Basin worked as an Associate at Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger, LLP, where he served as Associate Chair of the firm’s Entertainment Department.
Basin graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California before graduating magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was awarded the Sears Prize. His scholarship has appeared in the Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law, the Journal of Copyright Society of the U.S.A., and the UCLA Entertainment Law Review. He also holds adjunct faculty appointments at the UCLA School of Law and Southwestern Law School, and serves on the UCLA School of Law Entertainment Symposium Advisory Committee.