Parsons Corporate and Commercial Seminar Series with Professor Dana Muir

25 May 2009

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

The financial crisis will almost certainly result in far-reaching reform of the regulatory system affecting the U.S. financial services industry, financial markets, and government interactions with the markets. Professor Dana Muir will consider the effect that regulatory reform will have on pension accounts, which have been devastated by market losses. She will compare the U.S. system to Australia's approach to financial services regulation and the context of that regulation within the Australian superannuation system. Professor Muir concludes that reform of the U.S. regulatory structure is unlikely to sufficiently address the factors that inhibit accumulation of pension assets.

About the speaker

Professor Dana M. Muir is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Business Law at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.Professor Muir's research interests are in employment law and securities law, particularly as they relate to employee benefits. Professor Muir's employee benefits research has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the annual Supplement to Employee Benefits Law. She also is a member of the Board of The Aerospace Corporation where she chairs the Compensation and Personnel Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee. She was a delegate to the first and second White House/Congressional National Summit on Retirement Savings and has served as a Congressional Fellow. Sheserved from 2002-2004as a member of the Department of Labor's Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans where she chaired the working group on Defined Benefit Plan Funding and Discount Rate Issues. Her book, A Manager's Guide to Employment Law: Protecting Your Company and Yourself, was published by Jossey-Bass in April 2003 as part of the Business School's Pressing Problems series.

Parsons Corporate and Commercial Series 2009 brochure.

Time: 6.00 - 7.15pm

Location: Sydney Law School, Building F10, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Cost: Full Fee $99 (inc GST)

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Phone: 9351 0238

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