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 2017.


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 as Vice Chair of the Alumni Engagement Committee for the UNC School of Law and also serves on the board of directors for PFLAG Charlotte.

Representative Experience

  • Disclosure Counsel, $400,000,000 General Obligation Public Improvement (Connect NC), Series 2020A
  • 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
  • Underwriter’s Counsel, Durham Capital Financing Corporation
    $17,120,000 Limited Obligation Bonds, Series 2020A and $100,280,000 Taxable Refunding Limited Obligations Bonds, Series 2020B (County of Durham, North Carolina)
  • Bank Counsel, $17,000,000 South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority Economic Development Revenue Bond
    (The Woodlands at Furman Project) Entrance Fee, Series 2020
  • Underwriter’s Counsel, $33,605,000 Indiana Finance Authority
    Educational Facilities Revenue Bonds, Series 2019 (DePauw University Project)
  • Bank Counsel, $150,000,000 Direct Purchase Loan to Shelby County, Tennessee, 2019



  • Charlotte Business Journal, Women in Business Achievement Award, 2021
  • Corporate Counsel, Women, Influence & Power in Law award, Thought Leadership category, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, Charlotte Public Finance "Lawyer of the Year," 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, 2007-2022; Public Finance Law 2007-2022
  • 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
  • Board of Directors; Chair Governance and Advocacy Committee,  PFLAG Charlotte, 2021
  • Board of Directors, University of North Carolina Law School Alumni Association, 2013-2019




  • National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL)
  • 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, 2007-2022; Public Finance Law, 2007-2022

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