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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 strategic commercial transactions involving the development and exploitation of technology and data, including joint ventures, IP licensing, and outsourcing. He also advises clients on intellectual property issues arising in mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Eckstut has particular expertise in fintech, with extensive experience in trading platforms and other financial market infrastructure, investment products, market and reference data, research, analytics, valuation, indexes and other benchmarks, and RegTech (regulatory technology).

Mr. Eckstut also has frequently advised 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)