David A. Roback ( Dave )

Chief Operating Officer / Detroit Metro Office

Dave Roback serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Harness IP. His never-ending focus is to drive efficiency and quality across all of the firm’s offices, departments, policies, and procedures, ensuring that both the firm and the firm’s clients thrive in today’s dynamic business environment. His responsibilities include the day-to-day operations of the firm and overseeing the financial, information technology, human resources, marketing, and docketing departments.

Dave holds twenty years of experience as the firm’s COO. Before joining Harness IP, he served as the Financial Director of a large, multi-state law firm as well as the Administrative Director of an architectural firm. He is also a former certified public accountant and spent nine years with a local public accounting firm, the last three as a partner.

Dave works closely with the firm’s Chief Executive Officer and Executive Committee, and is a member of the firm’s Attorney Review, Retirement Plan, and Technology Committees.

To maintain balance, Dave volunteers every winter as a member of the National Ski Patrol, patrolling a local ski resort in Southeastern Michigan and serving as an Outdoor Emergency Care Instructor.     


  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)
  • National Ski Patrol
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B.A., Accounting, Michigan State University, 1976