More companies began announcing they had named new top lawyers throughout May, a noticeable trend after April saw a dismal amount of general counsel appointments amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The widespread impact of how the pandemic has influenced job growth in the legal industry has yet to be determined, but it appears more companies revealed new legal leaders, some promoting lawyers who already worked in their legal departments. Last month, the legal industry lost 64,000 jobs in April, according to the latest numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. May’s statistics should come out early June.