After the premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, director Dan Gilroy and Denzel Washington decided to re-structure and re-focus parts of the narrative, which resulted in the removal of 12 minutes of footage. The director said, that the TIFF premiere served more as "a very high end test screening," because there was no time to do it before, and all involved are now happy with the final cut. [Oct. 2017]
The trivia item below may give away important plot points.
Washington does not appear after the scene when he is apparently shot and killed. However, in the final scene, when Colin Farrell is filing the class action complaint in federal court, Roman Israel's name is the first name listed at the top of the first page of the complaint as one of the plaintiffs' attorneys.