A number of law firms spoke out last year after the death of George Floyd sparked protests around the country over racial injustice. And several are speaking out again about the significance of the jury’s verdict, in which former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder.

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Littler Mendelson; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Beveridge & Diamond; and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld were among the first large firms to issue public statements after the jury’s verdict was announced Tuesday.