Who We Are

We are committed to helping the legal industry excel.

Kate White has focused her career on the business side of law. Coming up in an AmLaw 200 environment, Kate saw opportunities for law firms to do better for their clients, innovate services to stand out from competitors, and win business. This is what drove Kate to help found and shape Davis Wright Tremaine’s innovation effort, DWT De Novo, which led to the firm being recognized two years in a row as Innovative Law Firm of the Year by ILTA.

Kate’s strength is helping you bring in the voice of your clients to identify the most strategic opportunities, execute, and then communicate those stories and successes to enhance your brand. She has a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law and is a believer in applying design thinking mindsets and techniques to transform your services and delight your clients.

Despite having no formal legal education, Andy Peterson can tell you a lot about cable franchise agreements, international banking regulatory issues, pre-litigation employment claims, and issues involving subscribers to the USAC Lifeline Program, among other discrete areas of the law. That’s because he’s spent the last eight years throwing himself into designing better experiences for law firm clients: more transparent, more collaborative, and more efficient, where decision-making is driven by data as much as by gut feeling.

The early work done by Andy and his lawyers became the basis of DWT De Novo. He’s proud of how he and his peers took innovation at DWT from a collection of grass-roots projects, to a firm-supported initiative for internal improvement, and finally to a client-focused effort to drive revenue, client loyalty, and brand awareness.

Today, Kate and Andy are excited for the next chapter: bringing their experience, in designing innovative legal solutions and engaging with clients, to help other firms who are looking to create more valuable client relationships – or to just get started.