Design Build Legal
Design Build Legal

Who We Are

Advisors. Doers. Innovators.


Who We Are

We’re people who get stuff done. We are comfortable working behind the scenes to make you successful, or being front-and-center, presenting to and working with senior leaders. We thrive on identifying client needs and designing tailored solutions to meet them. Having served in multiple marketing, business development, and project management roles inside an Am Law 100 firm, we understand law firm culture, challenges, and opportunities. We’ve also worked alongside corporate counsel to develop new programs, communicate their departments' value to business executives, and to think about how they could be getting more value out of outside counsel services.



Andy Peterson

Andy has spent the last decade throwing himself into designing better experiences for clients and customers: more transparent, more collaborative, and more efficient, where decision-making is driven by data as much as by gut feeling. He thrives at working directly with clients to design technology, process, data analysis, and staffing initiatives that solve some of their most difficult legal and business challenges.



B.A, Business Leadership, 2001

A.T., Broadcast Production Technologies, 2003 (ask me about it sometime!)




Kate White

Trained as a lawyer with a background leading client engagement and innovation efforts, Kate works with law firms and legal departments to design better systems for working together. She has extensive experience supporting law firm leaders in bringing the voice of clients into their firms, using that feedback to design value-added services, and building stronger client teams and engagement models. Kate also advises in-house counsel and legal ops teams on developing outside counsel management programs tailored to their culture and goals.



Juris Doctor, 2009

B.A., Journalism & Communications, 2004

Bar Admissions

• Washington 



previous experience

Prior to launching Design Build Legal, Kate and Andy helped drive innovation efforts at Davis Wright Tremaine, shaping the investment and marketing strategy that founded DWT De Novo. The De Novo initiative led to the firm’s recognition as the first back-to-back winner of the “Innovative Law Firm of the Year” award by the International Legal Technology Association (2015 & 2016).