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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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Tiffany Renee Thomas, senior counsel of employment law and benefits at Genentech, left, and Derrick Boston chief administrative officer and general counsel of Virgin Orbit, right, speak during the Building Career Agility fireside chat hosted by the California Minority Counsel Program on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

A group of black general counsel responded to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed by police in Minneapolis last week, by saying now is an important time to take a stand as leaders in their companies.

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