The biggest law firms are rich in history, and they haven’t held back on letting the world know it. Some as old as the banks, governments and companies they advise, the legal elite has been at the side of the world’s powers for generations, giving them as much claim to the world’s establishment as the storied institutions they advise.

But now, what so closely aligns the world’s top law firms to the establishment is what today demands immediate and meaningful action from them—the #BlackLivesMatter movement is as much addressing law firms as anything else.

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