With Borowicz at Helm, Dinsmore Becomes Columbus’ Top-Ranked Female-Led Law Firm

September 9, 2019

Columbus attorney Stacey Borowicz of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has been named the firm’s new office managing partner here in the capital city. And with that move, Dinsmore becomes the highest-ranked firm in Columbus to be led by a female managing partner.

According to the Columbus Business Journal’s 2018-2019 “Book of Lists,” Dinsmore is the No. 7 firm in the city in terms of total Central Ohio lawyers, with 72. The six firms larger than Dinsmore are all led by men, and the only other firm in the top 12 with a female managing partner is Jones Day (No. 10, Elizabeth Kessler). With the addition of Borowicz, there are still just six women leading top-25 firms locally. She is succeeding Tom Wilson, who has been the firm’s Columbus office managing partner since 2017.

Borowicz, an equity partner at Dinsmore, was named to the Business Journal’s 20 People to Know in Law list in 2014, the same year she took a leadership position in the firm’s Professional Development Committee and started the firm-wide Dinsmore Women’s Initiative.

“I am very proud and honored to be chosen,” Borowicz said. “I think it speaks volumes to Dinsmore’s commitment to promoting women into leadership. I am excited to lead the Columbus office into the next decade, as we continue to grow in talent and diversity.”

She joined Dinsmore in 2008 and practices with the health care and corporate and transactional groups. The majority of her practice is in the representation of health care providers, assisting them with all aspects of corporate matters, including business transactions, contracts and regulatory compliance. With the Dinsmore Women’s Initiative, Borowicz organizes firm-wide educational and networking events with the goal of increasing the recruitment, retention and promotion of women to leadership positions.

“We are educating people on the fact that women in law don’t have adequate representation,” She said. “It’s all about being intentional, and our women’s initiative is an intentional network for women within the firm to have professional allies and to support organic mentorship.”

And her efforts have mirrored the firm’s commitment to equality. Dinsmore has ranked in the top 80 of the National Law Journal’s Women’s Score Card since 2015. In 2018, it was named both a top firm for female attorneys in Law360’s Glass Ceiling Report and a top performer for its commitment to diversity and inclusion by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. And this April, Lawyers of Color ranked Dinsmore 17th nationally in its Diversity & Inclusion Leaders list.

In addition to her work at Dinsmore, Borowicz is married to her husband, Louis, and is the mother of two daughters. She is also an avid traveler and gardener. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, and this year she has served on the boards for the Ohio Optometric Foundation and the children’s performance non-profit Momentum Excellence. She earned her J.D. locally from Capital University Law School after her master’s in pathology from the Medical College of Ohio and B.S. in biochemistry from Ohio State.