Amy Cobb Curran is a member of Chapman’s National Public Finance Department and the ESG Finance and Impact Investing cross-disciplinary team. Amy’s practice centers on social finance across multiple sectors, including public finance for nonprofit hospitals, health care systems, senior living communities, continuing care retirement communities, universities, and infrastructure projects and ESG finance and impact investing for both nonprofit and for-profit clients in a variety of impact areas. She has served as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, and borrower's counsel in dozens of financings and related transactions and has structured, negotiated, drafted, and implemented fixed rate, variable rate, multimodal, and put bond financing structures.

Amy also represents social service providers, investors, municipal entities, and intermediaries in Pay for Success financings for early childhood education, homelessness reduction, juvenile services, and recidivism reduction projects.

In addition, Amy advises clients regarding post-issuance compliance with tax-related statutes and regulations, disclosure requirements and bond document covenants and prepares and reviews clients’ ESG investing policies.

Amy serves on Chapman's governing Policy Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee supporting non-partner attorney matters. Amy also chairs the Professional Personnel Committee, which is responsible for reviewing and supporting the performance, growth, and advancement of associate, counsel, senior counsel, and staff attorneys. She is a past chair of the firm's Employment Committee and Professional Development Committee.

Prior to joining Chapman in 2014, Amy practiced in the health care group at Jones Day.


National Association of Bond Lawyers

Women in Public Finance

Impact Investing Legal Working Group

Honors & Awards

Ranked by Chambers USA as a leading public finance attorney in Illinois (Band 1)

Recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Public Finance Law

Chicago-Kent College of Law Distinguished Alumna Service Award, 2023-2024

Chicago-Kent College of Law Student Bar Association Alumna of the Year, 2020-2021





Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., high honors, 2001

The University of Oklahoma, B.A., summa cum laude, 1998

Notable Engagements




  • Panelist, "Pay for Success Financing," The Healthcare Roundtable for Chief Financial Officers, September 7, 2023
  • Panelist, "ESG Investing and Municipal Bonds," and "Tax-Exempt Financing Basics for 501(c)(3) Organizations," The Healthcare Roundtable for Chief Financial Officers, September 8, 2022
  • Panelist, "Debt Management During a Crisis," Warbird Consulting Partners, October 8, 2020
  • Panelist, "A Career in Public Finance," Chicago Summer Business Institute, July 24, 2020
  • Guest Lecturer, “Pay for Success Financing,” Lawyers as Social Innovators class at Chicago-Kent College of Law, November 28, 2018
  • Panelist, "The Early Years: The Evolution of Impact Bonds," Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing in the US and Beyond, June 5-6, 2018
  • Guest Lecturer, “Pay for Success Financing,” Lawyers as Social Innovators class at Chicago-Kent College of Law, November 8, 2017
  • Panelist, "Pay for Success Social Impact Bonds," National Association of Bond Lawyers 41st Annual Bond Attorneys' Workshop, October 19-21, 2016
  • Panelist, "Moving from PFS Feasibility to PFS Construction," 3rd Annual Conference of the Early Childhood Social Impact Performance Advisors, June 22-24, 2016
  • Moderator, "Pay for Success Financing," The Bond Buyer's Midwest Municipal Market Conference, May 17, 2016
  • Presenter, "Pay for Success Financing," Chicago Nonprofit CFO Roundtable, October 14, 2015
  • Panelist, "Pay for Success Social Impact Bonds," National Association of Bond Lawyers 40th Annual Bond Attorneys' Workshop, September 9-10, 2015
  • Panelist, "Structuring a Transaction: The Nuts and Bolts of Contracting, Negotiations, and Getting to Launch," 2nd Annual Early Childhood Social Impact Performance Advisors Conference, April 28, 2015


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