Kansas City Civic Council Selects Shook Attorney for Leadership Class

The Civic Council of Greater Kansas City has chosen Shook Partner Keith Bae among its Kansas City Tomorrow (KCT) leadership class. Bae, and other senior-level business executives, will engage in a yearlong program to prepare them for civic engagement and leadership in the Kansas City region. KCT selected participants through a competitive process that included in-person interviews.

“We are excited about the upcoming programming and KCT year, and our Civic Council members are looking forward to interacting with the KCT class,” said KCT Leadership Chair Paul Holewinski.

Bae joins 29 executives who will focus on Kansas City’s most pressing issues including education, economic development, diversity and inclusion, and the KC Rising Initiative. The goal of the KCT program is to prepare its participants for civic leadership roles in the Kansas City region. 

Bae is a partner in Shook’s Intellectual Property Practice group and concentrates on the preparation, prosecution and licensing of patent applications in the computer software, telecommunications, electrical and mechanical arts. He has developed a knowledge base that enables him to effectively advise clients in, among other things, complex technologies, including artificial intelligence, immersive environments (virtual and augmented reality), natural language processing and distributed ledger technologies (blockchain).