Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce that Shareholder Matthew Francis joined the board of directors for the High Fives Nonprofit Foundation. In this role, Francis will be a voting member of the board and contribute to financial and organizational governance guidelines.
Francis, who grew up skiing and ski racing around Lake Tahoe and Vermont, developed a particular interest in the mission’s organization due to his personal connections with numerous athletes who have experienced life altering winter sports accidents. A litigator in the firm’s Reno office, Francis focuses his practice on intellectual property prosecution, licensing and entertainment law. Since 2013, he has provided pro bono legal services to the foundation focusing on trademark prosecution work. The firm expects to continue to provide service on a pro bono basis through other attorneys in the Reno office.
High Fives, a nonprofit based in California, is focused on raising awareness for injury prevention while also providing resources and inspiration to those who suffer from life altering mountain sport injuries. The organization raises funds, promotes alternative treatments and, through the CR Johnson Healing Center in Truckee, Calif., aids in the recovery of athletes from multiple states. For more information on the foundation, visit: http://highfivesfoundation.org.