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David Roll

Author and Lawyer

After more than 25 years as a partner in Steptoe & Johnson, Dave L. Roll founded the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation in late 2005 and served as its Managing Director from 2006 to 2008.

While he spends a portion of his time now as an adviser to the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, Mr. Roll remains a senior partner in Steptoe & Johnson, Lex Mundi’s member firm for Washington, DC, specializing in antitrust and administrative law and litigation.

Steptoe & Johnson has one of the largest and best known pro bono programs in the world. Mr. Roll has been a regular participant in and a strong advocate of the firm’s public interest activities.

Mr. Roll is a nonfiction author. His most recent book, “The Hopkins Touch: Harry Hopkins and the Forging of the Alliance to Defeat Hitler,” was published by Oxford University Press in 2013. Mr. Roll co-authored another political biography entitled “Louis Johnson and the Arming of America: The Roosevelt and Truman Years” (Indiana University Press) that was published in 2005.

Mr. Roll was educated at Amherst College (B.A., cum laude, economics) and The University of Michigan Law School (J.D.).

Articles by David Roll

The Day That Lives in Infamy: Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

How did oil catalyze the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor?

December 4, 2013