Dana Muir

Dana Muir

  • Robert L. Dixon Collegiate Professor of Business
  • Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Business Law
  • Interim chair of Business Law
Education
  • JD University of Michigan 1990
  • MBA University of Detroit 1980
  • AB University of Michigan 1978

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 763-3091
Fax
(734) 936-8715
Email
Room
R6350
Research

Professor Muir is a nationally recognized expert on fiduciary and remedial issues especially in the fields of investments, pension plan funding, plan investment selection and investment policies, and investment advice. She is a passionate supporter of Ross School research showing that business can play a positive role in society and the way law supports business in playing that role. Her research reaches extensively into her peer academic community (both domestically and internationally), the legal community at-large, as well as the legislative, judicial and executive branches of the U.S. government. Her work has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts. Professor Muir was the Editor-in-Chief of the annual supplements to Employee Benefits Law, the treatise for the employee benefits field and is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel as well as a member of the College's Board of Governors.

Professor Muir is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on The Future of Insurance and Asset Management. She 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 spent her sabbatical in 2000 as a Congressional Fellow in the office of Representative (Rep.) Robert Portman (currently Senator Portman).

Professor Muir holds an Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship at the University of Michigan in recognition of undergraduate teaching excellence. She was a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.

Professor Muir is a member of the board of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival and served as a board member and chaired the compensation committee at Aerospace Corporation. She has acted as an expert witness on fiduciary issues. 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.

Decentralized Enforcement to Combat Financial Wrongdoing in Pensions

Authors
Dana M. Muir
Published Date
2015

Source

American Business Law Journal
Volume: 
53
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
33-95

Choice Architecture and the Locus of Fiduciary Obligation in Defined Contribution Plans

Authors
Muir, D
Published Date
11/2013

Source

Iowa Law Review
Volume: 
99
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1-56

The Future of Securities Class Actions against Foreign Companies: China and Comity Concerns

Authors
Muir, D, Liu, J., Xu, Haiyan
Published Date
2013

Source

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform
Volume: 
46
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
1315-1360

Default Settings in Defined Contribution Plans -- A Comparative Approach to Fiduciary Obligation and the Role of Markets

Authors
Dana Muir
Published Date
12/2012

Source

ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law (formerly Labor Lawyer)
Authors
John Turner (he is first author) & Dana Muir
Published Date
11/2012

Source

Compensation and Benefits Review
Volume: 
44
Issue: 
6

Building Value in the Australian Defined Contribution System: A Values Perspective

Authors
Dana Muir
Published Date
2011

Source

Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal
Volume: 
33
Pages: 
93-135

Justice Sotomayor on the Supreme Court: A Boon for Business?

Authors
Dana Muir (lead), D. Baumer, S. Greene, G. Mark & R. Thomas
Published Date
2009

Source

Virginia Law & Business Review
Volume: 
4
Pages: 
187-230

Financial Literacy, Education, and Advice

Authors
Turner, J., Muir, D
Published Date
2014

Source

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Pages: 
299-323
Social Security and Pension Reform: International Perspectives (NOTE: entire book, including our chapter is largely a republiction of the 2013 Poznan book but repackaged for the U.S. market)
Szczepanski, M., Turner, J.

Financial Literacy and Financial Advice

Authors
Turner, J., Muir D.
Published Date
2013

Source

Poznan University of Technology
Pages: 
157-175
Old-Age Crisis and Pension Reform. Where Do We Stand?
Marek Szczepanski

The Market for Financial Advisers

Authors
Turner, J., Muir, D.
Published Date
2013

Source

Oxford University Press
Pages: 
13-45
The Market for Retirement Financial Advice
O.S. Mitchell & K. Smetters

Constructing the Ideal Pension System: Cross-Country Perspectives of Eleven Authors

Authors
Muir, Dana & Turner, J.
Published Date
2011

Source

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Pages: 
1-17
Imagining the Ideal pension System: International Perspectives
Dana Muir & John Turner

Imagining the Ideal U.S. Pension System

Authors
Muir, Dana & Turner, J.
Published Date
2011

Source

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Pages: 
19-43
Imagining the Ideal Pension System: International Perspectives
Dana Muir & John Turner

The Effect of the Financial Crisis on U.S. Pensions - A Perspective on Financial Services Regulatory Reform

Authors
Muir, Dana
Published Date
2011

Source

Intersentia
Pages: 
123-148
Protecting Pension Rights in the Economic Crisis
Yves Stevens

The Proliferation of Individual Pension Account Options: A Challenge for Institutional Oversight

Authors
Muir, Dana
Published Date
2009

Source

Edward Elgar
Pages: 
229-249
Personal Choice in Provision of Retirement Income: Meeting the Needs of Older People
Gerald Hughes & James Stewart

Employee Benefits Law Fall 2013 Cumulative Supplement

Authors
Muir, D
Published Date
2013

Source

Bloomberg BNA
978-1-57018-936-4

Spring 2013 Cumulative Supplement to Employee Benefits Law

Authors
Muir, Dana
Published Date
2013

Source

Bloomberg BNA

Spring 2013 Supplement to Employee Benefits Law

Authors
Dana Muir
Published Date
04/2013

Source

Bloomberg BNA
978-1-61746-053-1

Employee Benefits Law (3rd ed.)

Authors
J. Lewis, M. Rumeld & I Berio LeBeau (Dana Muir & others, Senior Editors)
Published Date
2012

Source

Bloomberg BNA
978-1-57018-936-4

Imagining the Ideal Pension System: International Perspectives

Authors
Dana Muir & John Turner
Published Date
2011

Source

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
0880993812

2010 Supplement to Employee Benefits Law

Authors
Dana Muir
Published Date
2010

Source

BNA/ABA
1-57018-128-4

2009 Supplement to Employee Benefits Law

Authors
Dana Muir
Published Date
2009

Source

BNA/ABA
1-57018-128-4

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