Amy Johnson concentrates her practice in the area of public finance. She regularly represents clients as counsel to underwriters, banks, issuers and trustees, as well as disclosure counsel. Amy currently serves as Disclosure Counsel to the State of North Carolina, a position she has held since 2016.


In her role as Disclosure Counsel to the State of North Carolina, Amy leads the State’s communications and disclosure to its investors.

In addition, Amy co-leads the firm’s Diversity Committee. She also serves on the board of directors for PFLAG Charlotte.

Representative Experience

  • Disclosure Counsel, $700,000,000 State of North Carolina Limited Obligation (Build NC) Bonds, Series 2020B
  • Bank Counsel, $150,000,000 Credit Agreement with The Trustees of Columbia University of the City of New York
  • Bank and Remarketing Agent Counsel, $110,450,000 Private Colleges and Universities Authority Emory University Revenue Bonds, Federally Taxable Series 2022C-1
  • Counsel to the Letter of Credit Provider, $255,825,000 Aggregate Amount Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York) Transportation Revenue Variable Rate Refunding Bonds, 2024

  • Counsel to the Liquidity Provider, Standby Bond Purchase Agreement (2024) with the City of Gainesville, Florida supporting $98,610,000 Variable Rate Utilities System Revenue Bonds

  • Underwriter’s Counsel, $69,410,000 South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority Educational Facilities Revenue Bonds (Furman University), Series 2024

  • Underwriter’s Counsel, $79,635,000 City of Durham, North Carolina Utility System Revenue Bonds, Series 2024



  • Best Lawyers in America, Charlotte Public Finance "Lawyer of the Year," 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, 2007-2024; Public Finance Law 2007-2024
  • Charlotte Business Journal, Women in Business Achievement Award, 2021
  • Corporate Counsel, Women, Influence & Power in Law award, Thought Leadership category, 2019
  • Nominated for inaugural Charlotte ATHENA Young Leader Award
  • Mecklenburg Times, 50 Most Influential Women, 2011
  • Charlotte Business Journal, “40 Under 40” winner, 2008
  • Co-Chair, Moore & Van Allen Diversity Committee




  • National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL)
  • Board of Directors; Chair Governance and Advocacy Committee,  PFLAG Charlotte, 2020-present
  • Board of Directors, University of North Carolina Law School Alumni Association, 2013-2019
  • Inaugural Chair, 2006-2008, Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship Initiative, Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Board of Directors, 2009-2012, Mecklenburg County Foundation


Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1994-1995

J.D., University of North Carolina, 1994, with highest honors, Editor-in-Chief, Law Review, 1994

B.B.A., University of Michigan, 1991, with high distinction


  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2016
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1995
  • North Carolina, 1994
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Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, 2007-2024; Public Finance Law, 2007-2024

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