On Wednesday, January 17, 2024, a distribution of $32 million was made to federally-recognized Native American Tribes as part of the McKinsey Opioid Epidemic Tribal Settlement. Lieff Cabraser serves as Plaintiffs’ lead counsel in the McKinsey & Co. National Prescription Opiate Litigation, and has been at the forefront of this crucial legal battle, striving to win redress for the devastation of the opioid epidemic on Tribal communities.

This settlement marks a significant advancement in the collective effort to abate the opioid crisis in Indian country. This financial support is a part of the broader $340 million settlement agreement reached with McKinsey & Company, Inc., which includes $39.5 million specifically allocated to assist the federally-recognized Tribes.

“The funds are a testament to the resilience of the Tribal communities,” notes Lieff Cabraser partner Elizabeth Cabraser, who serves as lead counsel for plaintiffs in the litigation. “They aim to bolster opioid addiction treatment, care, and prevention, thereby fostering healing and recovery in Native American and Alaska Native communities.”

Lieff Cabraser recognizes the urgency of this matter and remains steadfast in our commitment to ensuring that the affected communities receive the support they need. We encourage the remaining Tribes to participate and submit their forms by the December 28, 2024 deadline to ensure that the allocated funds reach all those in need.

To Participate

In order to participate, a Tribe must sign and submit a Tribal Participation Form through a secure portal that can be accessed through the website https://mckinseytribalsettlement.com. Tribes can also fax, email, or mail their Participation form; full instructions are available on the Tribal Participation website.

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