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Carol Mauch Amir

Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs and Professionalism

Office of the General Counsel

In her role as Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs and Professionalism, 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 manages the Office of the General Counsel staff and 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. Her portfolio includes 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, and oversight of the university’s department of Risk Management and Insurance, which protects the physical, financial, human, and reputational assets of the university. She also 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, she was an associate at the law firm of Latham & Watkins, specializing in healthcare-related corporate transactions.

Ms. Amir serves as 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 received a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and graduated cum laude from the New York University School of Law.

Senior Staff

Kelly Bendell
Associate General Counsel, Litigation

Stacy Rummel Bratcher
Deputy General Counsel

Lil Delcampo
Associate General Counsel, Health Sciences


Last Updated: 5/21/18