Service Corps

Jones Day joins IBM in “Service Corps Reignite”

Jones Day has joined IBM in its "Service Corps Reignite” project, a global program that provides free consulting, education, and training to small businesses, nonprofits, and job seekers as they emerge from the economic disruption of COVID-19. The project is designed to reignite skills, workforce, and local economies through pro bono deployment of IBM talent and technology in collaboration with industry partners to create a lasting and meaningful social impact.

As an industry partner, Jones Day is providing hundreds of hours of legal education and training on business-related issues that will be delivered through the IBM website. The Firm is also helping to design and implement the structure of the offering and to introduce the project to nonprofit and workforce organizations with which Jones Day works around the world.

Through this network of companies, nonprofits, and workforce organizations that Jones Day is helping to create, Service Corps Reignite will provide consulting programs, training, and online tools to benefit small businesses, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and job seekers pursuing "new collar" careers around the world. The program will begin its rollout in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy in August 2020.

The Jones Day team includes Mary Ellen Powers (Washington), Laura Tuell (Washington), Laura Ellsworth (Pittsburgh), Rhys Thomas (London), Françoise Labrousse (Paris), Linda Hesse (Paris), Vinicio Trombetti (Milan), Marta Delgado-Echevarria (Madrid), and Holger Neumann (Frankfurt).

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.