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S. Burr Eckstut
Special Counsel
New York +1 212 841 1112 beckstut@cov.com Download V-card

Burr Eckstut advises clients on transactions involving intellectual property, technology, and data, including the negotiation of agreements for strategic alliances, joint ventures, acquisitions, licensing, technology services, and outsourcing.

Mr. Eckstut has particular expertise in fintech, including cryptocurrencies and other digital assets, innovative investment products, market and reference data, financial analytics, and indexes. He is the Corporate lead for Covington’s Futures and Derivatives practice, with a focus on transactions involving trading platforms and exchanges, benchmarks, clearinghouses, and other critical elements of financial markets.

Mr. Eckstut also regularly advises a variety of businesses outside the financial sector on data licensing, developing data analytics, and forming data-oriented commercial partnerships.

  • Coinbase, Inc., on technology and data transactions, including an agreement with Trading Technologies International Inc. for the distribution of Coinbase’s cryptocurrency market data.
  • A startup, on a range of commercial partnerships and other matters in connection with creating and offering investment products relating to cryptocurrencies and other alternative assets.

Pro Bono

  • Won legal immigration status for pro bono client who suffered abuse in home country.

Previous Experience

  • Bloomberg L.P., Legal Department Chief of Staff; Corporate Counsel (2012-2017)