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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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Trent Lott. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/ ALM Trent Lott. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/ ALM

Squire Patton Boggs has parted ways with former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, who had been with the firm since its predecessor acquired his boutique lobby shop in 2010 and had co-led its public policy practice.

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Dan Packel

Dan Packel covers change and innovation in the legal services market, and writes a weekly briefing for Law.com, "The Law Firm Disrupted," on these subjects. He is based in Philadelphia. Contact him at dpackel@alm.com. On Twitter at @packeld

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