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McKinsey & Co. faces more than 20 lawsuits filed by cities, counties and Native American tribal governments for its alleged role in the opioid crisis. Credit: Jerry Michalski via Wikimedia Commons McKinsey & Co. faces more than 20 lawsuits filed by cities, counties and Native American tribal governments for its alleged role in the opioid crisis. Credit: Jerry Michalski via Wikimedia Commons

A month after reaching a $573 million multistate settlement of its alleged role in the opioid crisis, global consulting firm McKinsey & Co. faces more than 20 lawsuits filed by cities, counties and Native American tribal governments.

The lawsuits, which include cities and counties in New York and Georgia, allege that McKinsey, a consulting firm to bankrupt pharmaceutical manufacturer Purdue Pharma, helped promote opiates, which are prescription painkillers that have led to addictions and deaths. On March 5, McKinsey asked the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to transfer all the lawsuits in New York, where it has headquarters.

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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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