Carol V. Schwartz has spent more than 25 years as a senior lawyer in the Corporate and Securities Law Group at American Express, practicing in the areas of corporate governance, securities law, finance, capital market transactions and mergers and acquisitions. In April 2009, Mrs. Schwartz assumed the position of Corporate Secretary of the American Express Company. In her role, she advises the board of directors and senior management on a range of governance and shareholder relations matters.
Prior to joining American Express, she was an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton, and a law clerk in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ms. Schwartz earned her Juris Doctorate at Columbia Law School and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Tufts University’s Jackson College for Women. She lives in New York City with her husband, who is an attorney. They have three children.