Partner Andrea R. Gold was recently quoted in a Law.com article about a recent trend of younger attorneys being appointed to leadership roles in multidistrict litigation (MDL).
According to Law.com’s analysis of appointments in MDL over the past four years, the number of attorneys aged 45 or younger appointed as lead counsel or members of the plaintiffs’ executive committee has increased from 32% in 2016 to 46% in 2020.
Ms. Gold noted, after her recent appointment as the chairwoman of the executive committee in a MDL involving casino apps made by Apple, Facebook, and Google,
It is crucially important that the doors to MDL leadership are opened to younger lawyers – especially women and people of color – so that our fresh perspectives, innovative thinking, and important contributions are included. I am pleased that we are making progress in this vein, but there is still considerable work to be done.