The recent appointment of 12 attorneys of color to MDL No. 3060, also known as the hair-relaxer multi-district litigation, was a milestone, as the court established not only Black and Brown plaintiffs-side leadership, but also a leadership development committee.

“Those lawyers appointed to leadership have the skill, the experience, of course, some more than others,” DiCello Levitt’s Diandra “Fu” Debrosse Zimmermann told NLJ. She is the managing partner of the firm’s Birmingham office and is one of the attorneys appointed to leadership roles in this MDL. “There’s no tokenism involved,” she pointed out, adding that “we proposed and are working on a leadership development committee,” to help lawyers with less experience in large-scale litigation to play a meaningful and active role.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]