July 27, 2017

Their appointment came Wednesday from U.S. District Judge Judith E. Levy, but South Florida attorney Theodore "Ted" Leopold and Michigan litigator Michael Pitt have already spent thousands of hours on litigation over contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan.

The high-powered litigators set up external war rooms and collected more than 1 million documents in a sprawling scandal that put an international spotlight on the working-class community about 70 miles north of Detroit.

Leopold and Pitt are interim co-lead class counsel on six consolidated class actions following a July 26 hearing before Levy.

"The crisis in Flint represents a serious breach of trust and an unacceptable neglect of responsibility by those charged with serving these communities," said Leopold, chair of Cohen Milstein's Consumer Protection and Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Death practices.

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