Carol Mauch Amir
General Counsel and Secretary of the University
Carol Mauch Amir was elected secretary of the university by the USC Board of Trustees in October 2006 and named general counsel by the president in March 2008. As general counsel, Amir is responsible for overseeing all legal matters for the university, which include advising the university’s president, board of trustees and senior administrators regarding legal issues; supervising university attorneys and the general counsel’s office staff; representing USC in legal proceedings and negotiations; overseeing litigation management and corporate transactions; and assessing legal risks of university activities and making policy recommendations to reduce those risks. 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 is responsible for supervision of the university’s office of trademarks, licensing and social responsibility and also oversees the provision of legal services for the Keck Medical Center of USC, comprising the Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Cancer Hospital, Keck School of Medicine, and USC Care Medical Group. As secretary of the university, she oversees the maintenance of all corporate records and requirements of USC and its numerous subsidiaries.
Amir is a member of the Governing Board of the Keck Hospital of USC and of the USC Norris Cancer Hospital. She is also a member of the Women’s Leadership Council. In 2011, she was honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal as the Corporate Counsel of the Year for Nonprofit Business.
Amir joined the university as a university counsel in 1999, before becoming associate general counsel in 2001 and managing general counsel in 2005. From 1994 to 1999, she was an associate at the law firm of Latham & Watkins, specializing in healthcare-related corporate transactions.
Amir earned a B.A. in psychology from Wesleyan University in 1990, and graduated cum laude from New York University School of Law in 1994.
Last Updated: 02/10/12