Dana M. Muir

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Business Law

JD, University Of Michigan
MBA, University Of Detroit
AB, University Of Michigan

Professor Dana M. Muir, JD, MBA, is a nationally recognized expert on fiduciary and remedial issues especially in the fields of investments, governance, and pensions.  Professor Muir has been active in a variety of government-related policy roles. As a member of the Employee Benefits Security Administration's Advisory Group, she chaired the DOL working group on Defined Benefit Plan Funding and Discount Rate Issues. She served at PBGC during the implementation of one investment policy and the subsequent review of that policy.  She also was appointed as a delegate to two Summits on Retirement Savings. She spent her sabbatical in 2000 as a Congressional Fellow in the office of Representative (Rep.) Robert Portman (currently Senator Portman).

Professor Muir is the Editor-in-Chief of the annual supplements to Employee Benefits Law.  She also is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.  In addition to many law review publications, she has co-edited a book (forthcoming) on international pension systems, has authored a book on employment law, and has contributed chapters to a number of books. Her work has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts.

Professor Muir holds an Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship at the University of Michigan in recognition of undergraduate teaching excellence.  During fall 2011 she joins the Advisory Board of the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.

Professor Muir served as board member and chaired the compensation committee at Aerospace Corporation.  She is the proprietor of Muir Fiduciary Services, LLC.  She served at the invitation of the Society of Human Resources Management on its panel of thought leaders to consider retirement plan challenges.  Prior to joining the Ross School, Professor Muir practiced law at national law firms based in Chicago and Detroit and held a number of human resources positions at Chrysler Corporation.

Executive Education Classes Taught

Basic Management, Theory and Practice of Investor Relations

Boards and/or Non-Profit Experience

Aerospace Corporation

Dana M. Muir
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
701 Tappan St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Room Location: R6350
Personal Site: http://webuser.bus.umich.edu/dmuir/
Working Papers
Business Law Web Site