Professor Dana Muir is a recognized expert on trustee obligation especially at the cross section of investments and retirement plan assets, advice, and engagement. 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 Employee Benefits Law and is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel as well as a past member of the College’s Board of Governors.
Professor Muir has been active in multiple government-related policy roles. As a member of the Employee Benefits Security Administration’s Advisory Group, she chaired the Department of Labor working group on Defined Benefit Plan Funding and Discount Rate Issues. She served at Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation during the implementation of one investment policy and the subsequent review of that policy.
Professor Muir also has provided advice to business and non-profits. She was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on The Future of Insurance and Asset Management. She served as a board member and chaired the compensation committee at Aerospace Corporation and is a past member of the board of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. She has acted as an expert witness on fiduciary/trustee 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.