From Sparkle City to Roanoke to Charlotte, Amanda Pickens Nitto has created a life of impact leaning into the causes she cares about, and the organizations she’s a part of. A Partner at Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, Amanda is recognized consistently for her work in her city (Charlotte), like the time she was chosen as one of the 50 most influential women in Mecklenburg County.
In addition to her important (and complex) legal work, some of which has focused on issues attendant to the NCAA and its amateurism model, Amanda pours herself into the work for which there is no client to bill. That work, as she might say, has a client we all care about: the community. Amanda works to bring people together and to elevate the conversation surrounding issues impacting the Charlotte community.
In inserting herself into important conversations, and investing in some of Charlotte’s most storied enterprises, what has Amanda learned about herself? What’s the non-negotiable human thing that must come with her in her job, in her community, with her family, or with her friends. We start there and follow Amanda’s lead.