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Amy Keller, left, and Roland Tellis, right. Amy Keller, left, and Roland Tellis, right.

When lawyers were tossing around names to submit to the judge for a potential plaintiffs leadership team two years ago in a multidistrict litigation proceeding, Amy Keller at Chicago’s DiCello Levitt threw her name in. After all, she had experience, serving as co-lead counsel in the MDL over the Equifax data breach.

“One of the attorneys, who was a man, made the comment of how I had already been appointed co-lead counsel in two other cases, and he was concerned I would not be able to handle a third case,” Keller recalled in an interview. “I found that very interesting because never in my career have I ever heard someone say, ‘Oh, can he handle another case?’”

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Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.

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