MDL Leadership Sees A Crack In Glass Ceiling

Law360, Los Angeles (April 12, 2016, 4:22 PM EDT) -- Women are beginning to break into the small, male-dominated world of plaintiffs' leadership in multidistrict litigation thanks to a growing chorus of influential voices calling for change, including a senior federal judge.

The American Bar Association and a host of top attorneys are also among those that have been pushing to get women more seats at the table. And their efforts have begun to bear fruit, as the first-ever female-majority plaintiffs' steering committee was appointed in November in a major MDL.

"It signals a change," said Elizabeth Cabraser of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, a rare female MDL leadership veteran....

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