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 Legal Current reached out to the Practical Law The Journal team to discuss what readers can look forward to in the May issue.

What legal developments can readers learn about in the new issue?

Electronic workplace monitoring and surveillance has emerged as a critical issue for employers, touching on a multitude of overlapping federal and state laws. While employers often have legitimate reasons for monitoring their employees, doing so can interfere with employees’ privacy rights and expose employers to substantial liability. In our feature article, Scott Faust, Dixie Morrison, and Claudia Khoury-Yacoub of Proskauer explore this topic and provide best practices for employers to minimize financial and legal risks.

Also in this issue, we delve into the legal concerns raised by the developing use of generative AI, large language models, and the platforms they power, such as ChatGPT. Rawia Ashraf of Thomson Reuters discusses the potential uses of this technology in litigation, as well as risks and ethical duties for litigators to consider.

Additionally, in response to the rapidly changing post-Dobbs legal landscape, we have a comprehensive piece on health plan coverage of abortion and related services, including the implications of the ongoing mifepristone litigation.

Does the May issue have a particular theme or focus?

This issue covers several important topics for in-house counsel, including increasing diversity in the law department, implementing a legal technology roadmap, and filing a business interruption claim.

Further, to help counsel navigate complex corporate governance challenges and future-proof the board of directors, Holly Gregory of Sidley Austin LLP provides practical takeaways from a report by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Commission on The Future of the American Board.

Our GC Agenda column also highlights key issues that should be on general counsel’s radar, including recent amendments to Rule 10b5-1, updates to the NYSE and Nasdaq clawback listing standards, the NLRB’s scrutiny of severance agreements following its McLaren Macomb decision, the impending opening of the new European Unified Patent Court, and more.

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

Among others, we checked in with Practical Law Advisory Board member Tracy Richelle High of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. She emphasizes the importance of being nimble and responsive in legal practice to meet changing client needs.

How can readers access The Journal?

Readers can enjoy free access to The Journal on To view the content, they simply sign in to their Reuters account or, if they don’t have an account, they can register here. To be notified when new monthly issues of The Journal are published and get highlights delivered straight to their inbox, readers can also opt into our newsletter here.

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