Dinsmore Names 8 Attorneys to Partnership

January 3, 2013News Releases

Dinsmore is pleased to announce that eight associates have been elected to the Firm partnership. These newly named partners are located in six of the firm's offices and are as follows:

CincinnatiChristopher W. Elswick and David A. Whaley
ColumbusStacey A. Borowicz
DaytonMatthew A. Molloy and Rachael L. Rodman
LouisvilleMichael C. Merrick
MorgantownJoshua S. Rogers
WheelingJacob A. Manning 

Stacey Borowicz
Stacey is an accomplished attorney who dedicates the majority of her business and regulatory practice to health care providers. Stacey brings with her more than a decade of front line experience in the health care industry as she acquired a rare set of skills as a medical researcher/scientist prior to entering the practice of law.

Stacey's experience in the healthcare arena is diverse and includes Medicare/Medicaid audit and overpayment appeals, voluntary disclosures and refunds. Stacey also brings a wealth of experience in regulatory compliance (HIPAA, Stark, anti-kickback, anti-markup rule), analyses, investigations and mitigation. Additionally, healthcare clients look to Stacey for advice on joint ventures (including hospital-physician joint ventures), mergers, acquisitions and employment-related transactions.

Stacey represents a wide array of health care clients including group practices, ambulatory surgery centers, home health agencies, sleep centers, imaging centers, long-term care facilities, hospital joint ventures and hospital-employed physicians. 

Christopher Elswick
Chris is a member of Dinsmore’s Intellectual Property Department and his practice emphasizes patent prosecution and counseling, opinion work, due diligence studies, and development and management of patent portfolios. He is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is licensed in the states of Ohio and Massachusetts.

Chris’ practice encompasses a number of technical areas within the mechanical and electrical engineering arts such as experience in a variety of automotive systems, medical devices, water treatment technologies, electro-mechanical devices, fluid flow control mechanisms, software and consumer products. He counsels a broad range of clients on the procurement and assessment of intellectual property rights, from individuals to Fortune 500 companies.

Chris earned his J.D. from the Moritz College of Law and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky. Chris has previous legal experience as an associate with Fish & Richardson P.C. in Boston. 

Jacob Manning
As a member of the firm’s International Practice and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups, Jacob advises businesses and individuals through a variety of legal issues. He drafts and reviews contracts, particularly those involving sales of goods, distributorships and licensing, and construction, vendor and service contracts on behalf of boards of education and other public entities. He focuses a significant portion of his practice on construction law and represents owners — particularly public entities — contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in litigation as well as during contract negotiations.

When clients are negotiating a contract, Jacob also provides advice about payment, including guarantees and letters of credit. Should a dispute arise, he represents clients both before US courts and in arbitration subject to international rules. Jacob is a frequent speaker on letters of credit, and he has been a representative to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. 

Michael Merrick
Michael helps clients resolve business and commercial disputes of all shapes and sizes. While he has handled matters in virtually all major areas of dispute resolution and litigation, his primary areas of practice are business and commercial litigation, estate and trust litigation and healthcare law.

In his business and commercial litigation practice, Michael advises clients regarding matters involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, noncompetition agreements and other restrictive covenants, partnership and LLC disputes, closely-held companies, shareholder derivative litigation, fraud, trade secrets, professional liability, insurance coverage and class actions. In estate and trust litigation, Michael handles matters including breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty and investment negligence. In the healthcare context, Michael advises physicians and physician groups regarding a variety of business, ownership and employment matters. Michael has significant jury trial and bench trial experience, in both state and federal court, and has argued several cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. 

Matthew Molloy
Matt is a member of Dinsmore’s Intellectual Property Prosecution and Opinion Practice Group. He is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of patents in the U.S. and abroad. Matt manages international patent portfolios and his practice encompasses a variety of technical areas such as chemical/chemical engineering, materials, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, mechanical engineering, software and business methods.

Additionally, Matt is experienced in rendering patent opinions, including freedom to operate, validity, state-of-the-art, patent landscape, patentability and due diligence opinions. He is adept at negotiating, drafting and analyzing IP licensing agreements, commercial contracts, and government contracts, and has counseled a broad range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to small startups, regarding the protection of intellectual property and innovation. In addition to his intellectual property knowledge, Matt also has experience with FDA regulatory matters.
  
Rachael Rodman
Rachael is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, focusing on patent and trade secret litigation. She has substantial litigation and trial experience in both state and federal courts and has represented clients in arbitrations through a variety of dispute resolution forums. She also has extensive appellate experience, having handled numerous appeals before the Ohio Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Additionally, drawing on her substantial experience in trade secret litigation, Rachael drafted the Ohio chapters of the Defense Research Institute’s updated Trade Secrets & Non-Competes: A Compendium of State Law. She is also a member of Dinsmore’s Electronic Discovery Group and has given seminars on the topic of electronic discovery and trial practice. Rachael is active in the community, serving on the boards of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley Region and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. 

Joshua Rogers
Josh is a partner in the Corporate Department whose diverse practice focuses on family wealth planning, asset protection planning, probate, business formation and organization and business succession planning. Josh also has experience in representing both individual and institutional clients in various types of civil litigation including will contests, will and trust construction actions, family and probate disputes, real property rights, mineral ownership disputes, shareholder and partner disputes and federal and state taxation appeals. Josh is licensed and represents clients in both West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Josh is active in the community, serving as Vice President and a Director of the North Central West Virginia Estate Planning Council and as Vice President of the Monongalia County Literacy Volunteers. Josh was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2010 for his work in estate and trust litigation. 

David Whaley
David assists companies in all areas of employee benefits including design, implementation and compliance in providing tax qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements (e.g. 409A compliance), health and welfare arrangements and employee fringe benefits. His practice includes representing employers before the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

David has extensive experience in the area of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs). His ESOP practice experience includes representing both companies sponsoring ESOPs and ESOP trustees and fiduciaries in transactions between the sponsor, selling shareholders and the ESOP. David has presented extensively on this subject at ESOP Association Chapter and National meetings and also at meetings of the Ohio Employee Ownership Center.

David also regularly presents and assists employers in designing health care programs to comply with the emerging landscape of the Affordable Care Act.