Welcome to Law.com Class Actions: Critical Mass, a weekly briefing for class action and mass tort attorneys. Lawyers who are 45 and under are increasingly getting the top leadership positions in multidistrict litigation. An evidentiary hearing scheduled for the next two days focuses on what former Girardi Keese partners David Lira and Keith Griffin knew about $2 million in missing client funds. Michael Miller, a key plaintiff attorney in the Roundup litigation, has died at age 69.

I’m Amanda Bronstad. Feel free to reach out to me with your input. My email is [email protected], or follow me on Twitter: @abronstadlaw.

(L-R) Kalpana Srinivasan, Harper T. Segui and Andrea R. Gold. (Courtesy photos)

Nearly Half the Top Posts in MDL Leadership Went to Younger Attorneys