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Carol Mauch Amir

Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and Professionalism

In her role as Senior Vice President, 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 and risk matters for the university and its subsidiaries. Ms. Amir provides strategic leadership for the university’s investigative, compliance, audit, legal, and risk management functions. The Offices of Professionalism and Ethics, Compliance, and Audit Services, as well as the Office of the General Counsel all report directly to Ms. Amir.

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 and as Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and Professionalism in October 2018. 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 and the board of the Women’s Leadership Council. In 2011, Ms. Amir was honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal as the Corporate Counsel of the Year for Non Profit Businesses. She is also a member of the California State Bar, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

Ms. Amir earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wesleyan University and graduated cum laude from New York University School of Law.

Senior Staff

Michael Blanton
Vice President of Professionalism and Ethics

Stacy Rummel Bratcher
Vice President and Managing General Counsel

Stacy Giwa
Vice President of Ethics and Compliance

Andrew Tinseth
Associate Senior Vice President, Audit Services

Last Updated: 12/5/18