Welcome to Law.com Class Actions: Critical Mass, a weekly briefing for class action and mass tort attorneys. About 16% of plaintiffs’ attorneys appointed to leadership roles in 2021 multidistrict litigation identified as nonwhite. In opening statements at San Francisco’s opioid trial this week, plaintiff lawyers played redubbed movie scenes, while one defense attorney insisted “the stakes are very, very high” in the case. Find out who McDonald’s hired in a PFAS class action over its food packaging.

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L-R: Julien Adams at Dovel & Luner, Bibi Fell at Fell Law, and Syreeta Poindexter of Babin Law. Courtesy photos

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