Carol Mauch Amir
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
In her role as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Carol Mauch Amir is a key strategic, business and legal advisor to the senior leadership of the university, including the president and board of trustees, and is responsible for overseeing all legal matters for the university and its subsidiaries. Ms. Amir supervises the Office of the General Counsel staff, including twelve attorneys who represent USC in legal proceedings and negotiations; oversees litigation management and corporate transactions; and advises the university on policy matters. She oversees the provision of legal services regarding tax issues, personnel matters, conflicts of interest, healthcare regulatory issues, intellectual property matters, NCAA issues, research issues and corporate compliance programs. She also oversees the provision of legal services for Keck Medicine of USC, comprising the Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Cancer Hospital, Keck School of Medicine, USC Care Medical Group, and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.
In addition to her responsibilities as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Ms. Amir also oversees the university’s department of Risk Management and Insurance which protects the physical, financial, human, and reputational assets of the university, and serves as Secretary of the University charged with maintaining the corporate records of USC and its numerous subsidiaries.
Ms. Amir joined the university as a University Counsel in 1999, before becoming Associate General Counsel in 2001, Managing General Counsel in 2005 and General Counsel in 2008. She was elected as Senior Vice President and General Counsel by the Board of Trustees in April 2016. Prior to 1999, Ms. Amir was an associate at the law firm of Latham & Watkins, specializing in healthcare-related corporate transactions.
Ms. Amir is a member of the USC Health System Board. She is also a member of the board of the Women’s Leadership Council and Los Angeles County Bar Association: Corporate Law Executive Committee. In 2011, Ms. Amir was honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal as the Corporate Counsel of the Year for Non Profit Businesses. She also is a member the California State Bar, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.
Ms. Amir earned a B.A. in psychology from Wesleyan University, and graduated cum laude from New York University School of Law.
Last Updated: 05/1/16