Kate H. Withers advises clients of all sizes in connection with strategic corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, technology-focused joint ventures, private equity and complex licensing transactions. Kate is dual-trained as a technology transactions and corporate M&A lawyer and has extensive experience advising clients in the financial services, life sciences, internet, social media, gaming, software and media industries.

Kate focuses her practice on complex corporate transactions that involve the acquisition, license and sale of innovative technologies and high value intellectual property assets, including biotechnology, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology, software, gaming and esports platforms, data, trademarks, patents and other technology assets.

Kate has served as outside general counsel to a fintech company and provides practical advice grounded in a deep understanding of, and passion for, data, software and technology businesses.

In recent years Kate's clients have included Vista Equity Partners, Golden Gate Capital, Gryphon Partners, Facebook, Tencent, Bonobos, The National Geographic Society, Aptiv, BBVA, Allergan, and numerous Fortune 100 technology and consumer products companies. In 2016, 2017 and 2018, Kate was named a Rising Star in M&A in the New York Metro area by Super Lawyers magazine. In 2019, Kate was recognized for her work in Technology Transactions by the Legal 500.

Kate is a former statistical programmer and codes in a number of languages. Her interest in technology has its roots in her prior work experience as an entrepreneur in a data analytics company, and as a statistical programmer at Bank of America (including while enrolled in law school), the World Bank, and a health economics research institute at the Wharton School of Business.



Recognized for Technology: Transactions, Outsourcing and Patents: Licensing, The Legal 500 United States (2019)

Rising Star in M&A, New York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine (2016, 2017 & 2018)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Not admitted to practice in California
  • New York


  • English
  • Spanish


  • New York University School of LawLL.M.2009
  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.cum laude2008
    Dean's List
  • London School of Economics and Political ScienceM.Sc., Economics
    US-UK Fulbright Scholarship
  • Wellesley CollegeB.A., Political Sciencesumma cum laude

    Phi Beta Kappa

    Trustee Scholar

    Department Honors