Upcoming Events

Sep 6, 2019

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will co-present a CLE seminar for the Virginia Bar Association with Dennis Quinn, partner, Carr Maloney on “Ways to Avoid Legal Malpractice Claims and Ethics Violations,” Friday, Sept. 6, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. The seminar, which provides 2.0 hours of MCLE Ethics Credit, will be held at the Virginia Bar Association, 105 Whitewood Road, Charlottesville. The program is intended to give law firms an overview of the most common legal malpractice claims (and related risks, such as cyber, management, and employment-related claims), and how to avoid them. The seminar also will be available by Webcast simultaneously on Sept. 6 and rebroadcast on Friday, Sept. 20, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. The seminar will also be accessible by telephone on the same dates and times as the Webcasts, as well as on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.vacle.org

Sep 13, 2019

Join Cady Sinks, client executive of Ames & Gough, as she presents a lunch and learn webinar to the AIA Washington Chapter on September 13, 2019 at 12pm.  Her presentation is titled "Demystifying Insurance." The legacy and success of your business is dependent on you staying in business. Ms. Sinks will discuss why you need insurance to run your business for long term success, discussing professional liability, claim examples as well as general and cyber liability. To join the session click here.

Sep 22, 2019-Sep 24, 2019

Join Rob Hughes and Wayne Marshall of Ames & Gough as they attend the Tri-State 2019 Conference September 22-24, 2019. For more information or to register click here.

Oct 13, 2019-Oct 16, 2019

Rob Hughes, senior vice president and partner of Ames & Gough, will be presenting an educational session at the ACEC Fall Conference on Monday, October 14 from 2:15pm to 3:30pm. The topic he is presenting on is "That Means What? Contractual Provisions That May Surprise You."  To learn more or register to attend the ACEC Fall Conference click here.

Nov 6, 2019-Nov 8, 2019

Join Brett Gough, Matt Gough and Mike Heatwole of Ames & Gough at the upcoming ROG Conference in Naples, FL. For more information or to register click here.

Prior Events

Mar 15, 2019

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough and Jonathan V. Gallo, Of Counsel, Vandeventer Black LLP will present a CLE seminar, “What Attorneys Should Know About Cyber Risks: Ethical Duties to Prevent Them, and What a Good Cyber Insurance Policy Will Do to Cover Them,” Friday, March 15, from 12 noon – 2 p.m. The seminar, which will take place at the Virginia Bar Association offices, 105 Whitewood Road, Charlottesville, is also available online as a webcast. For additional information, click here

Mar 6, 2019

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough, will participate in a panel – along with Marian C. Rice, partner, L'Abbate, Balkan Colavita & Contini, L.L.P. and moderator Noah D. Fiedler, partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP – presenting “A Year in Review: Significant Developments in Legal Malpractice Claims,” Wednesday, March 6 at 8:40 a.m. The panel is part of the Hinshaw Legal Malpractice Conference to be held March 5 - 7, 2019 at the Westin Chicago River North, 320 North Dearborn Street, Chicago. For additional information, visit https://www.lmrm.com/schedule.html.

Mar 5, 2019

Rob Hughes, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will participate in a panel discussion, “Paving the Way to the Future: Optimizing Transportation Projects for P3 Delivery,” Tuesday, March 5, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Other panelists include Patricia de la Peña, partner, Nossaman; Alberto Gonzalez-Lalueza, CEO, NTE & LBJ Express, Cintra; and Scott Hall, P3 Project Manager, TxDOT. The panel is part of part of P3C, the Public-Private Partnership Conference & Expo 2019, March 4 - 6 at the Sheraton Hotel in Dallas, TX. For additional details and to arrange attendance, visit https://thep3conference.com.

Jan 25, 2019

Join Cady Sinks, client executive of Ames & Gough, as she presents at the Engineering Law and Ethics seminar on Friday, January 25, 2019. Her presentation is scheduled from 11:15 am to 12:15pm on the topic of Professional and General Liability Insurance for Engineers. The seminar will be held from 8:30am to 5pm with many speakers presenting  on topics such as contract law, professional liability, complying with rules of professional conduct, business law and intellectual property essentials. Visit the www.halfmoonseminars.org for more details and on how to register for the seminar.

Nov 4, 2018

Join Marguerite Parent of Ames & Gough as she attends the upcoming IRMI Construction Risk Conference this November 4-7, 2018 in Houston, TX. To learn more about the conference click here. If you plan to attend let Marguerite Parent know via email.

Oct 4, 2018

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough, will be among several distinguished presenters during a two-day Cybersecurity Bootcamp for Law Firm Leaders to be held Oct. 4 - 5, 2018 at the Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Ms. Garczynski will discuss cyber liability and insurance. Other prominent speakers will present such topics as “U.S. Government Cybersecurity Policies and Frameworks”; “The Cyber Threat Landscape”; “Attorneys’ Responsibilities to Protect Data (Ethics) Making Cybersecurity Part of Firm Strategic Decision Making”; “Conducting a Risk Assessment for Law Firm Sensitive Data, Technology Primer for Law Firm Management”; “Building a Cyber Resilient Law Firm: A Conversation Practice Chair.” The program also will include tabletop exercises and simulations with cybersecurity experts. For details and registration, visit  www.cvent.com/d/3gqtzw.

Sep 24, 2018

Rob Hughes, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough, will co-present “Legal Issues for Engineers 101” with Timothy Hegarty, Esq., partner, Zetlin & De Chiara, Monday, Sept. 24, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. The presentation, part of the ACEC of New Jersey Fall 2018 Conference, will take place in the Basa Nova Conference Room, Havana Tower at the Tropicana, Atlantic City, NJ. The ACEC of New Jersey Fall 2018 Conference will be held Sept. 23 - 24. For details and conference registration, click here.   

Sep 7, 2018

Eileen Garczynski, Sr. Vice President and Partner of Ames & Gough will be presenting an Ethics CLE for the Virginia Bar on Friday, September 7th from noon to 2pm in Charlottesville Virginia. The course is entitled “Avoiding Ethical Mistakes, Malpractice, and Cyber Liability Claims.”  This program will provide 2.0 hours of MCLE Ethics Credit.

This program is intended to give law firms an overview of the most common legal malpractice claims (and related risks, such as cyber, management, and employment-related claims), and how to avoid them.

A webcast replay of the event will be done on Friday, September 21, from noon to 2pm.

For more information log onto www.vacle.org


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