Dan Roe

Dan Roe

I'm a reporter covering the business of law, focusing on Florida-based and national law firms for the Daily Business Review, The American Lawyer, Law.com and other ALM publications. Reach me at: [email protected] or on Twitter at @dan_roe_.

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July 03, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Underperforming Partners Hurt Law Firm Profits, Survey Finds

Two in three firms are planning to act on partner underperformance in the next couple years, per Edge International's recent survey on partner performance management.

By Dan Roe

3 minute read

July 01, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Should Mental Health Be Included in Partner Compensation?

"Eat what you kill means you have no leeway to stop killing—no matter how bad you feel," one lawyer told the American Lawyer.

By Dan Roe

4 minute read

June 26, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Kirkland's 2023 Data Breach Impacted Health, Financial and Personal Info of More Than 11,000

A recent filing with several state attorneys general outlined the severity of the May 2023 breach.

By Dan Roe

2 minute read

June 26, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Norton Rose Continues Steady Raid of BCLP With Former AUSA Hire

Partner Andrey Spektor followed several former BCLP colleagues to Norton Rose this week.

By Dan Roe

2 minute read

June 25, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Concessions or 'More Buy-In'? Law Firm Diversity Leaders Weigh Opening Programs to All Applicants

A slew of lawsuits prompted some law firms to open diversity-focused opportunities to everyone, but diversity leaders believe specific programming is still necessary for progress.

By Dan Roe

6 minute read

June 25, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Slow But Steady: Law Firm Diversity Gains Continued in 2023

Diversity gains, while more subdued, were consistent from associates to partners and office leaders, according to the American Lawyer's 2024 Diversity Scorecard.

By Dan Roe

5 minute read

June 13, 2024 | The American Lawyer

FTX Examiner Requests Additional Investigation on Sullivan & Cromwell

A court-appointed examiner requested up to $3 million to investigate the law firm's role in advising Sam Bankman-Fried on his purchase of Robinhood shares, as well as two other issues.

By Dan Roe

3 minute read

June 12, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Burns & Levinson in Merger Talks After Latest Round of Departures

The Boston-based midsize firm has lost more than one-third of its head count in recent months.

By Dan Roe

5 minute read

June 11, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Diversity Lab Hackathon Targets DEI Headwinds, Inclusive Talent Management

Diversity Lab's "Moments to Movements Hackathon" convenes more than 100 law firm partners, in-house leaders and others to address leading issues in diversity, equity and inclusion.

By Dan Roe

3 minute read

June 03, 2024 | Pro Mid Market

Midsize Firms Enjoy Historic Demand for Bankruptcy, Restructuring Work

Sponsors and lenders are rapidly losing patience with foundering, overleveraged companies.

By Dan Roe

6 minute read