Tournament Kirkland hosted the New York City Urban Debate League’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Debate Tournament and city championships tournament on January 29 and March 21, 2014, respectively. Approximately 40 middle and high school students participated in each event, where attorneys served as judges. The debate tournaments were followed by pizza socials. The Urban Debate League is the only organization that provides a platform for inner-city middle and high school students in New York to learn and practice debate. Attorney volunteers included tax partner Melinda Alankar, litigation partners Peter Bellacosa and Atif Khawaja and associates LeMar Moore, Sailaja Paidipaty and Adam Stern, derivatives partner Scott Gordon, corporate partner Amy Wollensack and associates Abe Einhorn, Andrew Fleischman and Renata Malavazzi, private funds associate Leslie Theophile, intellectual property of counsel Michelle Six and associate Aaron Resetarits, real estate associate Ted Schmadeke, and trusts and estates associate Andrew Katzenberg.