An Update From Joe Breda, President Of Bloomberg Law

Dear Bloomberg Law Subscriber,

As I approach my first anniversary as president of Bloomberg Law, I thought it would be appropriate to update you on what we’ve been up to – and more importantly, what we have planned for the months ahead.

Since the inception of Bloomberg Law a decade ago, we’ve been committed to the idea that an integrated content platform powered by Bloomberg’s technology expertise will best serve the evolving needs of your practice or business.

To that end, we have fully integrated Bloomberg BNA’s authoritative content into the Bloomberg Law platform, making it easier to use, more powerful, and more comprehensive. Our migration to a single platform has meant price adjustments for some customers. In response, we are recommitting to transparency and predictability in pricing. Our long-term vision is a fair price that’s consistent with the marketplace and representative of the value Bloomberg Law brings to your practice or business. We are also committed to the continuous enhancement of our platform at no additional cost to you.

Some of our product innovations over the past year include:

  • Deploying Attorney Analytics covering more than 100,000 attorneys from more than 775 law firms, fully integrated with our existing Litigation Analytics suite.
  • Adding pretrial Litigation Practical Guidance, offering a unique integration of content, functionality, and AI-powered tools such as our award-winning Points of Law for case law research, Smart Code®, and Docket Key®.
  • Adding links to Related Content on each page of Practical Guidance and a clickable Table of Contents for easy navigation of Practical Guidance documents.
  • Releasing the Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility Practice Center, a new one-stop resource featuring the ABA/Bloomberg Law Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct.
  • Expanding Docket Key coverage, including filings for 20 additional courts.
  • Adding one-click access to complaints from Dockets alerts.
  • Enabling redline comparisons of current and prior U.S. Code and C.F.R. sections.

And, we’re excited that there’s more to come. In the coming weeks, we will unveil a new product that will leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze legal briefs. Designed and powered by our leading technologists, this product will dramatically accelerate research, thereby freeing up associates’ time for more strategic tasks. This solution is just one of the enhancements to Bloomberg Law you will be seeing. We are also planning an expansion of Litigation Analytics, including Court and Case type analytics, enhancements to Bloomberg Law’s Draft Analyzer tool, and new search fields for finding on-point EDGAR documents and transactional precedents.

Listening to our customers and understanding where the market is heading is critical to how we operate and serve you best. In that spirit, I encourage you to share what we can do to continue to deliver the products and services that will help you succeed.

If you are at the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting & Conference July 13-16 in Washington, D.C., please stop by our booth and introduce yourself. Otherwise, I hope we get the chance to meet while I’m on the road visiting customers this year.


Joseph Breda