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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 is co-chair of Covington's Fintech Initiative, and has particular expertise in cryptocurrencies and other digital assets, payment systems, market and reference data, financial analytics, and indexes.

Mr. Eckstut is also the Corporate lead for Covington’s Futures and Derivatives practice, with experience on transactions involving trading platforms and exchanges, benchmarks, clearinghouses, and other critical elements of financial markets.

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

  • Represented Defiance ETFs on agreement to license indexes for its Augmented & Virtual Reality ETF (AUGR) and Quantum Computing ETF (QTUM). 
  • Coinbase, Inc., on technology and data transactions, including an agreement with Trading Technologies International Inc. for the distribution of Coinbase’s cryptocurrency market data.

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)