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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



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Professional Affiliations

  • 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

Community Affiliations

  • 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
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