Bloomberg Law Expands with Integration of BNA Content

New York and Arlington, VA - 3 April 2012

BNA's Trusted Professional Content, Bloomberg Law's Comprehensive Primary Resources and Bloomberg's World-Class Business Data Create an Information Powerhouse for Legal Practitioners

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  • Enhance Bloomberg Law’s Award-Winning Interface

Bloomberg Law today announced the expansion of its legal research platform with the integration of content from Bloomberg BNA’s trusted law reports, portfolios and treatises. Bloomberg acquired BNA in September 2011.

A full range of Bloomberg BNA's proprietary legal content is now incorporated into Bloomberg Law – from essential publications such as the Daily Labor Report to foundational treatises including Harmon on Patents. The addition of Bloomberg BNA books, law reports, portfolios, manuals and headnotes provides subscribers with a wealth of authoritative resources at no additional cost. Bloomberg Law’s all-inclusive, transparent and predictable pricing means that every user has the same unrestricted, unlimited access to the information in its databases.

"When we first welcomed BNA to the Bloomberg family, we promised this match would create a unique combination of premium content, deep subject matter expertise and world-class technological capabilities," said Dan Doctoroff, CEO and President of Bloomberg. "Today marks a milestone in which we are delivering on that promise by creating one of the most powerful products in legal research."

Bloomberg BNA materials now available on Bloomberg Law include hundreds of the tools and titles essential to the legal community, with new content being added regularly. Highlights include:

  • More than 120 of the current awareness law reports that professionals rely on for timely, critical information, including the “must have” Daily Labor Report, the Daily Tax Report, the Daily Report for Executives and The United States Law Week
  • Bloomberg BNA’s professional books, treatises and manuals, including such indispensable titles as Harmon on Patents, Section 409A Handbook and ERISA Litigation
  • The portfolio series of practical guidance written by leading practitioners, including the complete Corporate Practice Series
  • Bloomberg BNA's highly respected headnotes and classifications outlines, such as U.S. Patents Quarterly, that are easily searchable and organized by experienced editors

Bloomberg BNA products will continue to be available for purchase directly from Bloomberg BNA. Select Bloomberg BNA content will also be available through the Bloomberg Professional® service and Bloomberg Government.

"One of Bloomberg's hallmarks is to consistently add value in a way that best meets the needs of our clients," said Lou Andreozzi, Chairman of Bloomberg Law. "When we set out to integrate BNA's trusted content, we listened closely to what Bloomberg Law and BNA clients had to say. We are proud to deliver a product designed to meet, in the best possible way, the needs of the modern law practice."

"For 80 years, BNA has provided unparalleled content written by our experienced editors and thought leaders in the profession. With Bloomberg Law, for the first time, BNA content has been truly integrated into a legal research system," said Greg McCaffery, CEO and President of Bloomberg BNA. "The marriage of great technology and great content will provide exponential value to users."

Bloomberg BNA content is integrated into Bloomberg Law with links to underlying primary sources including opinions, dockets, statutes and regulations. Users can also easily access content using Bloomberg Law’s innovative search functions. New and expanded Practice Centers incorporate Bloomberg BNA’s deep expertise and analysis with Bloomberg Law’s comprehensive legal resources, company and market information. Bloomberg Law has also streamlined navigation and enhanced the visibility of key content sets and sources, making the site more intuitive and enabling users to reach the content and functionality they need with fewer clicks.

"Bloomberg Law can remain open on your desktop from the time you login until the time you shut down," said Larry Thompson, CEO of Bloomberg Law. "As part of a subscription, every user can access any of the information in the system - from BNA's legal coverage to Bloomberg's proprietary news to dockets to primary legal research - as often as they want and whenever they want."

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