WASHINGTON DC (February 19) – LAWFUEL – Law Firm – Law Jobs- Coaching for College, a Washington, D.C. nonprofit that offers weekly, personalized one-on-one academic tutoring and mentoring to underserved junior high school students, announced today that Kilpatrick Stockton Partner Stephen Baskin has joined the organization’s Board of Directors.
“Steve Baskin is an outstanding addition to our board,” said Mark Bayer, founder of Coaching for College. “In a short time, Steve and Kilpatrick Stockton have played an important role in the on-going development of our organization. We are all looking forward to working with Steve in his new position.”
Baskin is a partner and a member of Kilpatrick Stockton’s Intellectual Property Group in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He concentrates his practice primarily on intellectual property litigation involving patent disputes, unfair competition, the protection of trade secrets and enforcement of non-compete and confidentiality agreements, antitrust and employment law. Baskin has considerable litigation experience in these areas, litigating matters for companies throughout the United States. He is committed to community service, serves on the firm’s Hiring and Pro Bono Committees and is a member of the firm’s Diversity Council.
Baskin’s and Kilpatrick Stockton’s involvement in Coaching for College is a tribute to one of the organization’s most committed volunteers, Sarah Rosen. After her untimely death, Coaching for College established the Sarah Rosen Student of the Year Award to honor “the student who embodies the unique qualities that made Sarah special: kindness, compassion, motivation and a commitment to helping others.” Last year, Coaching for College and Rosen’s parents and sister presented a $500 U.S. Savings Bond and $100 check to a 9th grader selected by Coaching for College as the first Sarah Rosen award winner.
“Rosen’s commitment to this organization and the students it serves inspired Kilpatrick Stockton to support the important work of Coaching for College,” said Stephen Baskin.
ABOUT COACHING FOR COLLEGE
Coaching for College is a 501(c)(3) founded in Washington, DC in September 1998 by Mark Bayer and Shana Montesol Johnson, graduates of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. With the help of a committed corps of professionals concerned about urban youth education, the organization was launched in January 1999 with its first class of 7th, 8th and 9th-graders from Shaw Junior High School. Since its founding, the organization has attracted increasing numbers of students and volunteers. Its mission is to help students strengthen academic skills, explore rewarding careers, and view education as a vehicle for success. To learn more, visit www.collegeforcoaching.org
ABOUT KILPATRICK STOCKTON
Kilpatrick Stockton is dedicated to public service. Providing aid to those in need and establishing ties in the communities in which we live and work are firm priorities. Kilpatrick Stockton is a full-service international law firm with approximately 500 attorneys in nine offices across the globe: Atlanta and Augusta, GA.; Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem, NC.; New York, NY; Washington, D.C.; London, England; and Stockholm, Sweden. Kilpatrick Stockton’s delivery of innovative business solutions provides results-oriented counsel for corporations, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. Collaboration among Kilpatrick Stockton’s corporate, litigation and intellectual property attorneys provides knowledgeable and proactive guidance for companies at every stage of the business life cycle. www.kilpatrickstockton.com