Erin Bartholomy is a partner and the Co-Practice Group Leader of Chapman and Cutler LLP's Illinois Public Finance Department. She joined Chapman in 1993 and since that time has been working on projects involving governmental purpose bond transactions, primarily where the firm serves as bond counsel to counties, public building commissions, cities, villages, townships, airport authorities, road districts, school districts, community college districts, park districts, libraries, forest preserve districts, water reclamation districts, fire protection districts, and other bond issuers. Erin is also a member of the firm’s Legislative Practice Group, drafting legislation, reviewing current legislation, advising clients on pertinent legislative issues, and contributing to the Firm’s periodic publication of Legislative Updates.

In addition to her legal representation, Erin continues to be active in public finance related organizations. She also served for two sessions on the technical review staff for the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. In addition, Erin has been a panelist and speaker at numerous seminars and conferences conducted by Illinois municipal corporations, associations, and bond market participants and has served on the faculty (with one year as Chairperson) of the National Association of Bond Lawyers annual Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Conference. She also served on the Board of Directors of Women in Public Finance.


University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1993

  • Articles Editor, The Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy

University of Notre Dame, B.A., The Program of Liberal Studies, 1988


Illinois, 1993


Illinois Association of School Business Officials

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Illinois Government Finance Officers Association

Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association

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