When the news broke last week that the Federal Trade Commission had opened an investigation into one of the most popular tech startups of the year, OpenAI, attorneys and technologists saw a possible inflection point in the evolution of one of the most popular generative AI companies.

Indeed, many believe that this represents one of the first major threats to OpenAI, the creator ChatGPT and the GPT series large language models, as well as to many legal tech companies who integrated generative AI into their solutions over the past year.