Judges Should Foster Diversity In MDL Leader Appointments

By Majed Nachawati and Michael Gorwitz (June 14, 2021, 1:15 PM EDT) -- Often, when we speak of barriers to equality in professional settings, we speak of the so-called glass ceiling. Traditionally, this metaphor has been used to express the challenges women face in ascending to managerial positions — a high point of professional advancement you could see, but never reach.

Fortunately, that impediment has finally begun to show a few cracks. Still, many other barriers to professional equality remain firmly in place.

In the legal profession, judges can take an influential first step toward reform by making more diverse appointments to leadership positions in multidistrict litigations.

In addition to the glass ceiling, in...

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