Upcoming Events

Sep 14, 2017

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough, will moderate a panel on managing the fall-out from law firm breakups, including contractual, fiduciary and statutory obligations, as well as insurance implications. The panel, “Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” will be held Thursday, Sept. 14, from 11:15 – 12:15 p.m. at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. It takes place during the American Bar Association’s National Legal Malpractice Conference, Sept. 13 - 15, sponsored by the ABA’s Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability. For details and registration information, click here.

Sep 27, 2017

Join Eileen Garczynski, vice president of Ames & Gough, for a CLE seminar. Details to be posted closer to the event. In the interim, if you have any questions, contact Eileen Garczynski.

Oct 13, 2017

Dan Knise, president and CEO, Ames & Gough will be among panelists presenting “Reducing Project Risk Through Effective Use of Risk Transfer, Performance Guarantees, Surety and Insurance,” Friday, Oct. 13, from 9:45 to 11 a.m. The panel will take place during P3 Connect 2017, presented by The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships, Oct. 12 - 13 at The Confidante Hotel in Miami Beach, FL. For more details on the event, watch for information to be posted on the Council’s website at http://www.ncppp.org or call 202-962-0555.

Prior Events

Jun 14, 2017

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough, will co-present a CLE seminar with Syed Ahmad, partner, Hunton & Williams, on advising clients about cyber risks and cyber insurance. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, from 12 – 2:15 p.m. at the D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1101 K Street, NW. The presenters will discuss what attorneys should know about various cyber risks their clients may face, as well as related issues for professional organizations, such as law firms and accounting firms. They also will describe the use of cyber insurance to mitigate risk and potential coverage gaps clients may have. For more information and to register, please click here.

Apr 20, 2017

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will moderate a panel on succession planning for law firms, Thursday, April 20, from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Panelists include: C. Erik Gustafson, CEO, LeClairRyan; Ben Sibthorpe, executive underwriter, Berkley Select; and Patricia A. Brannan, general counsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP. The session will outline some of the effective long-term strategies for succession planning, including partner roles and responsibilities, leadership development, compensation, and retirement. It takes place during the Spring 2017 National Legal Malpractice Conference, April 19 – 21 at the Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA. For additional information, please click here.

Mar 1, 2017

Join Ames & Gough in attendance at the 2017 Legal Malpractice & Risk Management Conference. The event focuses on developments in law and litigation of malpractice claims, legal malpractice, insurance and risk management strategies.  To learn more click here.

Feb 27, 2017

Ames & Gough is one of the sponsors for the AE Advisors annual meeting. Join for timely, engaging panel and roundtable discussions with CEOS from around the country. To learn more click here.

Feb 8, 2017

Join Ames & Gough and attend the upcoming ACEC/IL Winter Conference and Engineering Excellence Awards at the Hyatt, Lisle located at 3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, IL 60532. Click here for more information and to register.

Jan 29, 2017

Join Ames & Gough as we sponsor a booth and attend the 2017 Winter Conference on Sunday, January 29, 2017 through Tuesday, January 31, 2017. There will be over 300 engineering professionals and exhibitors in attendance. Share ideas, make connections and experience new ideas to help your business be successful. Click here to learn more or register.

Dec 8, 2016

Rob Hughes, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will be a panelist discussing insurance and risk management best practices for A/E firms involved in M&A, Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, Miami, FL. The panel is part of the Southeast States M&A Symposium, Dec. 7-8, 2016, presented by Morrisey Goodale LLC. For details and registration information, please click here.

Nov 9, 2016

Rob Hughes, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will be a guest lecturer discussing professional liability issues for design firms, Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Columbia University. The lecture will be presented during a graduate-level construction law class taught by attorneys Timothy Hegarty and Michael S. Zetlin of Zetlin & De Chiara LLP. To learn more about the Columbia University School of Professional Studies M.S. program in Construction Administration, please click here.


  • Ames & Gough's expertise in insurance and risk issues has been invaluable to LeClairRyan. Our law firm's needs have been consistently met with their top of the line client service. Ames & Gough has been quick to identify gaps in coverage while reducing our insurance costs and saving us money. We highly recommend Ames & Gough to any law firm looking for senior-level professionals that can help contribute to your firm’s success.

    Bruce Matson, Chief Legal Officer, LeClairRyan
  • Ames & Gough has gone above and beyond in delivering on all their promises and commitments to AGC of America and its Chapters. Their responsiveness and insurance acumen have set them apart from other brokers we've worked with.

    Monique T. Valentine, CPA, CFO, , Associated General Contractors of America
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    Jerry Sullivan, Head of Professionals, Beazley Group
  • I believe we were Ames & Gough's first client. In those 25 years, they have never failed to provide us with exceptional service, well beyond being only our A/E broker. Their depth of service, their technical expertise, and their responsiveness to our requests set them apart and account for our long-term relationship.

    Jim Fagan, Chairman of the Board, Hazen and Sawyer
  • During our more than five-year relationship with Ames & Gough, we have grown to depend heavily on their experience in the A/E industry. Their skill at identifying risk exposures, skill in reviewing our contracts, and personal approach to insurance brokerage have made Ames & Gough indispensable to our firm. As contract negotiations become more complicated and the risk of litigation greater, there is no price our firm can put on having Ames & Gough and a good lawyer on our team.

    Ms. Polly Brazelton, Senior Associate, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
  • Everyone at Ames & Gough has tremendous depths of knowledge about both design professionals and managing risk in the construction process. We refer firms to Ames & Gough because their professionalism is obvious from the first conversation. Their client focus, nationwide reach, and high level of services makes Ames & Gough an outstanding broker for any design professional. We've given Ames & Gough our 'Elite Broker' designation signifying that they are truly dedicated experts.

    Duane S. Repko, Vice President and Underwriting Manager-AE National Accounts Division, Victor O. Schinnerer & Company
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    James D. Boothroyd, P.E. , President, Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc.
  • Ames & Gough's expertise in insurance and risk issues important to our association has been obvious. They have been quick to identify issues and opportunities and follow-through to improve our coverage and save us money. We highly recommend Ames & Gough to any association seeking a professional insurance broker partner.

    David Fitzsimmons, VP of Finance & Accounting, National Association of Chain Drug Stores
  • Ames & Gough has always been very responsive to our queries, large or small, for contract review and situations regarding potential liability. They have provided immediate answers to quick questions, offering clear advice and direction, and have responded promptly on the more comprehensive requests.

    Suzette Bois , Controller , SMRT, Inc.
  • For years, Hogan Lovells has relied upon Ames & Gough’s deep understanding of the professional liability issues faced by law firms. Our firm’s needs are consistently met by responsive, friendly senior-level professionals with an unyielding focus on client service and putting our needs at the fore.

    Warren Gorrell, Jr., Former Co-Chairman, Hogan Lovells
  • Effective risk management is an integral part of our company's productivity goals. Ames & Gough provides the support we need to help us understand and implement good risk management practices. Their professional seminars and outstanding support have helped us to keep our insurance costs down as well as to maintain high standards. We value our relationship with them, are happy that they are part of our team, and thank them for their contributions to our success.

    Mark Teden, Executive Vice President/Treasurer, Bruner/Cott & Associates, Inc.
  • Ames & Gough has worked closely, proactively, and successfully with our law firm. They have been very effective at obtaining the best insurance coverage for the best price. Additionally, the personnel have been extremely responsive on all our risk management issues. They are very knowledgeable and we are glad they are an integral part of our team.

    Steve Leonard, Chief Operating Officer, Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP
  • Ames & Gough has proven, in a short time, to be a responsive, knowledgeable partner for AIR. Everyone on the team is quick to get back to us whenever we have a question. Importantly, they are also well-versed in the issues and possible solutions that confront our organization and have always been able to solve or prevent a problem. Better yet, they've saved us money and improved the coverage under our various insurance policies.

    Larry Trapuzzano, Director of Facilities & Administration, American Institutes for Research
  • We rely on Ames & Gough as our portal to the commercial insurance market for law firms. Their knowledge and service are exemplary, and we thank them for their contributions to our success.

    Phil Sunshine, General Counsel, Finnegan
  • I've worked with Ames & Gough for years regarding our firm's professional liability insurance. Ames & Gough has some of the most knowledgeable insurance professionals that I have met. They understand our business and apply their very deep insurance knowledge to help us. They are customer-focused and always put our firm's needs ahead of their own. Ames & Gough is out to save us money while also looking out for our best interests.

    Donald P. Nims, Jr., PE, Quality Assurance & Risk Manager, Bergmann Associates, Inc.