Practical Law The Journal is the award-winning magazine companion to Practical Law, covering a wide range of transactional, regulatory, and litigation topics. It publishes monthly in a digital-only format hosted on Legal Current reached out to the Practical Law The Journal team to discuss what readers can look forward to in the June issue.

What emerging issues and developments can readers learn about in the new issue?

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools, such as ChatGPT, are taking the world by storm. In their wake, courts and legal scholars are assessing the significant and varied legal implications. In our feature article, a panel of legal experts share insights on the most pressing concerns that generative AI technologies present in the areas of intellectual property, labor and employment, commercial transactions, and data privacy and cybersecurity.

On the practice management side, we have an informative Q&A with Andy Colón, chief legal talent officer at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, discussing strategies for legal organizations to foster a culture of collaboration in a multigenerational workforce, including how to leverage generational differences, address biases, and reimagine mentorship programs.

Also in this issue, we have a summary of the proposed amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law, which cover a wide range of topics, including conversions, appraisal rights, stockholder notice, ratification of defective corporate acts, and issuance of stock. If enacted, the amendments become effective Aug. 1, 2023.

What other legal topics are explored in this issue?

For commercial real estate practitioners, we have a comprehensive piece on the use of promote crystallization in real estate joint ventures, including drafting and negotiating considerations, contributed by Peter Fisch and Ruobing Chen of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

This issue also includes detailed drafting and negotiating guidance for Drillco agreements, which are an alternative to conventional financings of oil and gas development. John Decker of Decker Law Firm, PPLC explains the benefits, risks, and key terms of Drillco agreements. This is a must-read for attorneys in the oil and gas space.

Litigators should be sure to check out our articles on starting a civil appeal to a federal court of appeals, preparing for and defending Rule 30(b)(6) depositions, choosing outside e-discovery providers, and conducting discovery in Section 1983 actions.

The Journal also profiles leaders across the legal industry. Whom did you interview this month?

Among others, we sat down with Benjamin Farley, deputy director of the Office of Terrorist Detentions at the U.S. Department of State, for a discussion on what drove him to pursue a career in government and the skills and experience essential to his role.

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