University of South Carolina, J.D., magna cum laude, 2012, Order of the Coif; Symposium Editor, South Carolina Law Review, 2011-12
Roanoke College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2009
Amanda Pickens Nitto represents companies and executives involved in high-stakes business and employment disputes across the country. Her experience includes defending class actions and assisting clients involved in employment and labor litigation, shareholder and partnership governance disputes, derivative actions, state and federal appeals, and other commercial litigation. Licensed in both North Carolina and South Carolina, Amanda regularly advises and represents clients in state and federal courts of both states, including the North Carolina Business Court.
Amanda has assisted clients with complex electronic discovery issues, including identifying their own sources of electronically stored information and properly preserving responsive material. She has counseled clients on how to efficiently preserve, collect and review electronically stored information for pending litigation to minimize the costs associated with electronic discovery.
Honors & Awards
- Mecklenburg Access to Justice Pro Bono Partners Program, Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019
- North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2018
- Walmart and Charlotte Hornets, Community Playmaker, 2017
- Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, business, 2017
- Charlotte Agenda, Charlotte's 30 Under 30, 2016
- Charlotte Chamber Young Professional Newcomer Award, 2015
Represents the Southeastern Conference in multidistrict litigation putative class actions filed by former student-athletes challenging the validity of NCAA grant-in-aid rules, centralized in the Northern District of California.
Represents a Fortune 500 global energy and environmental technology company in putative class action brought by former employees alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Represents a national discount store retailer in a putative class action brought by more than 30,000 individual store managers alleging violations of Title VII and the Equal Pay Act.
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a Fortune 100 social media employer in a case alleging race discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII and 42 U.S.C. § 1981.
Successfully defended a national gas distributor in a case alleging unfair business practices, fraud and breach of contract.
Counsels a global technology and professional services company through disputes that arise with a state agency in connection with a $450 million contract to develop and service a health services technology platform.
Regularly defends employers in cases and administrative proceedings involving race, national origin, age and gender discrimination, and harassment claims.
Obtained a three-judge panel unanimous reversal of the trial court in a decision that a nursing home employer was not liable for unemployment benefits.
Regularly defends board members, corporations and shareholders in direct and derivative shareholder governance disputes.
Advises special committees to boards of directors on the investigation of shareholder demands challenging community bank and public company mergers.
Represents a large regional bank in pursuing collection remedies on $12 million senior credit facility secured by substantially all assets of a NASCAR Cup Series race team, including pursuing appointment of receiver.
News & Events
- April 23, 2019
- July 27, 2018
- Feb. 22, 2018
- Dec. 15, 2017
- Oct. 3, 2017
- Jan. 4, 2017
- Aug. 3, 2016
- June 10, 2016
- Nov. 11, 2015
- Oct. 14, 2015
- Robert W. Fuller Quoted in Law360 Article "Broadcasters Escape NCAA Athletes' Publicity Rights Suit"June 4, 2015
- April 28, 2015
- May 1, 2014
- Oct. 8, 2012
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- May 3, 2019Charlotte Business Journal
- Oct. 15, 2018Class Actions Brief Blog
- Oct. 5, 2018Class Actions Brief Blog
- May 23, 2017Class Actions Brief Blog
- Are Class Action Waivers in Non-Management Employment Arbitration Agreements Enforceable? U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Circuit Split this FallApril 10, 2017Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- Dish Network Hopes for a New Trial of Telemarketing Class Action Lawsuit after $20.5 Million Jury VerdictMarch 16, 2017Class Actions Brief Blog
- U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Circuit Split: Are Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements Enforceable?Jan. 17, 2017Class Actions Brief Blog
- April 5, 2016Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- Jan. 4, 2016Class Actions Brief Blog
- Sept. 28, 2015Class Actions Brief Blog
- Mecklenburg County Bar, Young Lawyers Division; Pro Bono & Legal Recruitment Committee; Law Day Committee, 2015-17
- Women Lawyers of Charlotte, Board Member; Membership Committee, Co-Chair
- South Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Circuit Representative
- American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Litigation Section
- Mecklenburg County Bar, Bar Leadership Institute, Class of 2018
- Charlotte Regional Business Alliance (formerly Charlotte Chamber), Board of Trustees; Executive Committee, 2019-present
- Charlotte Regional Business Alliance Young Professionals, Board of Directors, 2016-19; Chair 2018-19; Vice Chair 2017-18
- Smart Start, Mecklenburg Partnership for Children, Board of Directors, 2019-present
- Women's Impact Fund, Education Grants Committee
- Roanoke College Charlotte Alumni Association, Board of Directors, 2014-present; Vice Chair, 2016-17
- Charlotte Bilingual Preschool, Board of Directors, 2013-18; HR Committee, Chair, 2015-18; Executive Committee, 2015-18
- Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum, Member
- First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, Willard Endowment Committee