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Carol Mauch Amir

Carol Mauch Amir

General Counsel and Secretary of the University

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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 a key strategic 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 general counsel’s office staff and a team of eleven 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 the Keck Medical Center 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. As secretary of the university, she manages the maintenance of all corporate records and requirements of USC and its numerous subsidiaries.

Amir is a member of the USC Health System Board. She is also a member of the board 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 Non Profit Businesses.

Amir joined the university as a university counsel in 1999, before becoming associate general counsel in 2001 and managing general counsel in 2005. Prior 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, and graduated cum laude from New York University School of Law.

Last Updated: 02/03/13