Rian Miller is Mercer’s Vice President and General Counsel. Before joining Mercer, Rian worked at Towers Watson and its predecessor firms. Rian has broad expertise in the legal and business issues impacting the retirement, health and benefits, talent management, outsourcing, and investments businesses.
Rian joined Towers Perrin in 1997 working principally on employment matters. In 2000, she was promoted to Towers Perrin’s Managing Counsel for Litigation and, in 2007, added the responsibility of Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. After the 2009 merger of Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt, Rian was appointed Managing Counsel for Risk and Litigation for the combined Towers Watson. Before joining Towers Perrin, Rian was an associate at Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia.
In 2013, Rian was named by Women, Influence & Power in Law as one of the top women GCs in America. One year later, Inside Counsel named her as one of the R3-100 – women who will be ready in less than three years to become the GC of a Fortune 500 company.
Rian has been a featured speaker at a number of programs on the role of corporate counsel as well as programs on ERISA. She is a recognized expert in the field of professional malpractice in the actuarial profession.
Rian graduated magna cum laude from Temple University School of Law. She earned masters’ degrees from Indiana University School of Music and Indiana University School of Library and Information Science.