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How To Land A Leadership Role In Multidistrict Litigation

Law360, Los Angeles (April 4, 2016, 5:35 PM EDT) -- Plaintiffs attorneys trying to take the helm in multidistrict litigation probably won't stand a chance without the right blend of experience, reputation, people skills and, of course, loads of money. Here, veteran litigators share what it takes to score a spot on an MDL plaintiffs committee — along with some words of caution.

Think Long-Term

Young attorneys might dream of leading the charge in big cases, or at least being given a seat on the executive or steering committees. But federal judges are power brokers here, and they're understandably hesitant to entrust relative unknowns with such a large responsibility.

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