December 11, 2013 Articles

Mark Califano of American Express Answers All Our Questions

And for only 25,000 membership rewards points.

By Zachary G. Newman – December 11, 2013

The Corporate Counsel Committee’s Zachary Newman sat down recently with Mark Califano, senior vice president and managing counsel at American Express, the largest card issuer by purchase volume with a worldwide network that processes millions of merchant transactions daily. American Express has over 102 million cards-in-force, and has 63,500 employees stationed worldwide and providing services to over 130 countries.

Mark is charged with the responsibility of overseeing all major litigation, significant investigations, and other sensitive legal matters within the company, as well as developing and monitoring legal policies and various legal reporting systems within the company. He shares with us his views and advice on legal project and case management, maintaining outside counsel relationships, and other related topics.

We thank Mark for his time, and especially express our gratitude to American Express, a loyal downtown Manhattan neighbor that promotes corporate responsibility and has significantly contributed to our efforts to rebuild after 9/11 and to memorialize all those who were lost, including American Express employees.

With that, we turn to Mark.

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