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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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Erica Salmon Byrne, left, executive vice president with Ethisphere, and David Huntley, right, senior executive vice president and chief compliance officer of AT&;T. Courtesy photos Erica Salmon Byrne, left, executive vice president with Ethisphere Institute, and David Huntley, right, senior executive vice president and chief compliance officer of AT&T. Courtesy photos

Legal and compliance leaders from AT&T Inc., American International Group Inc., VF Corp. and Uber Techologies Inc. are among the in-house attorneys and compliance professionals leading a new initiative by the Ethisphere Institute to find best practices for companies to advance equity and social justice.

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