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The tragedy of George Floyd's death at the hands of a white police officer has spurred a renewed conversation about who we are as a country. In the legal sphere, we are seeing members of the community come together and look inward, asking what they can do to better confront racism and inequality. At ALM, our reporters and editors have interviewed diverse law firm leaders, general counsel and law deans, as well as allies, about where the blindspots are and where we go from here. A collection of some of that coverage, along with photography from the protests and spot news, is below.

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Protest sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 26, 2020. (Credit: Justin Berken/Shutterstock.com) Protest sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 26, 2020. (Credit: Justin Berken/Shutterstock.com)

Dorsey & Whitney announced Tuesday evening that it was ending its 40-plus-year relationship with the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office, in a move that could prompt other law firms to reexamine their own partnerships with prosecutors.

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David Thomas

I'm a reporter covering the business of law, with an emphasis on national and global law firms for The American Lawyer, Law.com and other ALM publications.

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