Dana M. Muir


Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Business Law

University of Michigan

Dana M. Muir, JD, MBA, is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Business Law at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. She is a passionate advocate of the Ross School’s research showing that business can play a positive societal role and the way law can support business in playing that role. She has published extensively on and is a nationally recognized expert on fiduciary and remedial issues especially in the fields of investments, governance, and pensions.  

Muir’s research has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, she is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and a member of its Board of Governors, and was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Insurance and Asset Management. She is a past Editor-in-Chief of the annual supplements to Employee Benefits Law.

Muir served as a board member and chaired the compensation committee at Aerospace Corporation and is currently an officer on the board of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. She has been active in a variety of government-related policy roles, including on the Employee Benefits Security Administration’s Advisory Council and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s Advisory Committee. For more information, visit her website.