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Orange County Law Partner Joins K-12 Math Education Nonprofit Board

Irvine, Calif., June 29, 2017 The social benefit nonprofit and leader in K-12 math education software MIND Research Institute announced the addition of Jeffrey Reeves to its Board of Directors. Reeves, Partner in the Orange County office of the leading global law firm, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, joined the board this spring.

“We’re thrilled to have Jeff join our Board and share his leadership and expertise with us,” said MIND Research Institute Chairman John Phelan. “With his extensive experience in complex business matters and intellectual property at Gibson Dunn, Jeff will provide a different and valuable perspective that will only enhance and further move forward our efforts to improve math education in the U.S.”

Reeves is a litigation partner at Gibson Dunn, where he handles high-profile sports law, cybersecurity and complex business litigation cases. He has been with the firm his entire career.  He recently received the Anti-Defamation League's Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence Award that the Orange County Chapter of the ADL bestows each year on attorneys who make outstanding contributions to the legal profession and to the community.  Reeves earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Texas A&M University and attended the University of Houston Law Center where he served as Research Editor for the Houston Law Review and graduated cum laude in 1991.

“It’s an honor to join MIND Research Institute’s esteemed Board of Directors,” said Reeves. “MIND’s ST Math program has proven its effectiveness and offers a solution to the K-12 math crisis in the United States. I look forward to helping expand the program to reach more students, teachers and schools across the country.”

Gibson Dunn has supported MIND Research through event sponsorships over the course of the organization’s history. Gibson Dunn supports numerous community and nonprofit organizations in Orange County, and through its pro bono and community service, invests in efforts to impact social change.

“I’m delighted that we’ll be adding Jeff’s extensive and highly acclaimed expertise to our Board of Directors,” said MIND Research Institute co-founder Matthew Peterson, Ph.D. “Given Jeff’s track record of providing leadership to social impact organizations, I’m looking forward to his contributions to planning for the growth and expansion of our vital programs across the country.”

About MIND Research Institute

MIND Research Institute is a neuroscience and education social impact organization, dedicated to ensuring that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems. MIND is the creator of ST Math®, a visual instructional program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math through rigorous learning and creative problem solving to deeply engage, motivate, and challenge Pre-K-8 students toward higher achievement. ST Math incorporates the latest in learning and the brain, promoting mastery-based learning and mathematical understanding. Longitudinal and broad-based studies across diverse population groups continue to demonstrate ST Math’s efficacy in building life-long learners prepared for success in STEM fields. ST Math currently reaches more than one million students and 44,000 teachers at 3,200 schools in 45 states. For more information, visit www.mindresearch.org.

About Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is a leading international law firm.  Consistently ranking among the world’s top law firms in industry surveys and major publications, Gibson Dunn is distinctively positioned in today’s global marketplace with more than 1,200 lawyers and 20 offices, including Beijing, Brussels, Century City, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Washington, D.C.  For more information on Gibson Dunn, please visit our Web site.   

For more information contact:
Karin Wu
MIND Research Institute
949-345-8713
kwu@mindresearch.org

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