Counsel -Data & Content Acquisition

Careers at Bloomberg

New York

Posted Jul 29, 2016 - Requisition No. 53098

In the Bloomberg Legal Department’s Data & Content team, our colleagues depend on us to power Bloomberg’s advanced analytic and information services by negotiating license agreements for access to data and other content from a dynamic network of global sources. We are instrumental in the development of new products and services as Bloomberg continually expands and evolves offerings in partnership with a wide array of content providers.

The Bloomberg Legal Department is responsible for leading all of the Company’s legal interests worldwide, with over 150 professionals across our Legal, Compliance, and Negotiations groups based in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Practicing in an open floor office space, you'll collaborate frequently with colleagues and internal clients in an exciting, dynamic, innovative, and high-energy work environment.

Diversity and inclusiveness are essential to our success, and we strive to maintain an environment where our employees are respected for their diversity and empowered to make an impact.

We'll trust you to:

  • Draft and negotiate license agreements for data and other content for use in Bloomberg’s suite of state of the art information services
  • Advise on potential partnerships with data sources to support Bloomberg’s product development

You should have:

  • A minimum of three years of experience practicing law
  • Substantial experience drafting and negotiating contracts for complex commercial transactions
  • The ability to analyze complex contracts and communicate to internal stakeholders
  • Membership in the New York bar or necessary qualifications to register as in-house counsel

We'd love to see:

  • Experience practicing in-house (data licensing strongly preferred)
  • An academic background or equivalent experience in a quantitative discipline
  • Understanding of intellectual property law principles
  • Experience working in financial markets or technology companies
  • A track record of success working in a fast paced and open office environment
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