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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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Sabita J. Soneji. a partner and litigator at Tycko & Zavareei/courtesy photo Sabita J. Soneji. a partner and litigator at Tycko & Zavareei/courtesy photo

Sabita Soneji had tried several times to get leadership roles in multidistrict litigation, but it wasn’t until last December that she landed a position on the plaintiffs’ steering committee overseeing cases against electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs.

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Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.

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