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

Apr 25, 2014

Eileen Garczynski, partner and senior vice president, Ames & Gough will present "Most Common Risks Facing Law Firms & How to Avoid Them" during the Virginia State Bar's CLE seminar, Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA.  For additional information, contact Eileen Garczynski or Paulette J. Davidson, Virginia State Bar.


Feb 21, 2014

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will be a panelist discussing Professional Firm Risk Management - Professional Liability and Crisis Management at the WSG 2014 Meeting of the Americas, Friday, February 21, from 10:30 am to 11:45 am. The panel will be held in The Great Room of The Viceroy Miami Hotel, 485 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida. For additional information regarding the World Services Group and the 2014 Meeting of the Americas event, please click here.


Nov 16, 2013

Join Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner of Ames & Gough, at the Legal Malpractice, Network Security & Crime Perils meeting.  For more information contact Eileen Garczynski.


Nov 6, 2013

Join Ames & Gough at the Growth & Ownership Strategies Conference this November in Naples, FL.  Ames & Gough is a sponsor of the event. The conference is for A/E executives focused on growth and the creation of real and sustainable value in their organizations. For more information click here.


Oct 27, 2013

Join Ames & Gough at the ACEC Fall Conference, October 27-30, 2013. Visit us at booth #30! To learn more and to register visit http://www.acec.org/conferences/fall-13/index.cfm.


Oct 1, 2013

Join Michele Callahan, an Ames & Gough Property & Casualty Operations Manager, at the Agency Port Seminar in Chatham, MA.  She will be a panelist providing advice to 30 insurance companies on how they can improve their online systems for downloading policies, endorsements, applications and providing policy information. For more information contact Michele Callahan.


Sep 30, 2013

Join HalfMoon as they present a seminar on Virginia Engineering Law on Monday, September 30, 2013.  The seminar will offer 6.5 continuing education hour to Virginia professional engineers, including 1 ethics hour.  Matt Gough, Senior Vice President at Ames & Gough, and Mike Heatwole, Executive Vice President at Ames & Gough, will present a special session from 3:15 to 4:30pm. To register please visit www.halfmoonseminars.com. The location is the Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax, 3950 Fair Ridge Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033.


Sep 24, 2013

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president of Ames & Gough and David Greenberg, a renowned law firm consultant, will present at a  CLE seminar, "Most Common Legal Malpractice Traps and How to Avoid Them," Tuesday, September 24 from 8:30am to 12:30 pm at the Eden Resort, 222 Eden Road, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  For additional information of to arrange attendances, please contact Eileen Garczynski at egarczynski@amesgough.com.



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