Kate Withers advises clients of all sizes in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital, private equity and licensing transactions involving technology companies and assets across a variety of industries, including software, media, internet, life sciences and financial services. She has a particular interest in corporate acquisitions and licensing transactions involving SaaS software, fintech, gaming, analytics, ecommerce, adtech and digital media companies and technology. Ms. Withers also advises clients in connection with corporate governance matters, and early stage fintech companies in connection with financing transactions.
Ms. Withers is a former statistical programmer and codes in a number of languages. Her interest in technology has its roots in her prior experience working as an entrepreneur in a data analytics company and as a statistical programmer and economist at Bank of America, the World Bank, the Brookings Institution and a health research institute at the Wharton School of Business. Prior to and while in law school, Ms. Withers designed and carried out statistical analyses of consumer credit data for marketing and strategic risk management groups at Bank of America. She leverages this background to provide insight into legal risks associated with innovative technologies touching data and software and to inform contract drafting and negotiations in connection with complex corporate transactions. Prior to joining Covington & Burling, Ms. Withers was associated with another leading corporate law firm in New York City.