Practical Law The Journal: March Issue Out Now
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 new digital-only format hosted on Reuters.com. Legal Current reached out to the Practical Law The Journal team to discuss what readers can look forward to in the March issue.
What emerging issues and developments can readers learn about in the new issue?
The prolonged cryptocurrency market turmoil has triggered several high-profile bankruptcies, and more filings are anticipated. In our feature article, Darren Azman and Gregg Steinman of McDermott Will & Emery LLP examine insolvency risks for crypto lending platforms and provide guidance on the key issues that may arise in crypto Chapter 11 proceedings. Also in this issue, we feature our annual commercial real estate roundtable, in which leading practitioners share their views on the state of the U.S. commercial real estate market, including the impact of a looming recession, geopolitical risks, and post-pandemic shifts.
This month’s GC Agenda column highlights several legal developments that should be on general counsel’s radar, including the FTC’s proposed ban on non-competes, the SEC’s expectations on executive compensation disclosure, changes to retirement plans under the SECURE 2.0 Act, the DOJ’s recent revisions to its FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy, and more.
We are also eager to showcase a Q&A with Amy Johnston of Urban Wellness on the current climate of mental health in law firms. She offers strategies for law firm leaders on reducing stigma, mitigating anxiety and burnout, and having quality conversations about mental health and well-being.
What core legal topics are explored in this issue?
For litigators, Tom Witz of Practical Law explains the types of damages available to prevailing plaintiffs in breach of contract actions. This is a useful review for seasoned practitioners and a helpful reference for junior attorneys. We also cover the legal and practical concerns for counsel when handling subpoena responses for financial services companies, in an article by Rhonda Henry-Webb of Edward Jones and Kyle Owens of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.
Additionally, given ongoing reductions in force across multiple industries, this issue includes refreshers on assessing WARN Act requirements in advance of a mass layoff and addressing compensation issues when terminating executives’ employment.
The Journal also profiles leaders across the legal industry. Whom did you interview this month?
Among others, we spoke with U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven of the Middle District of Florida, who is the first Black female judge to serve on a federal court in Florida. Judge Scriven discusses her commitment to expanding access to justice for average citizens and to ensuring the legacy of service of African American women on the federal court.
How can readers access The Journal?
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