Prior Events

Apr 18, 2013

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president of Ames & Gough and co-leader of the firm’s Law Firm practice, will present at a CLE seminar, “Most Common Legal Malpractice Traps and How to Avoid Them,” Thursday, April 18, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Bar Association of Montgomery County, 27 W. Jefferson St., Rockville, MD. The seminar is presented by the Hispanic Bar Association. For additional information or to arrange attendance, contact Eileen Garczynski,

Mar 27, 2013

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and co-leader of the Ames & Gough Law Firm Practice will present a seminar on “Enterprise Risk Management,” Wednesday, March 27, 2013, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the law offices of Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, NW, Washington, DC. For additional information, contact Eileen Garczynski,


Mar 6, 2013

Join Mike Herlihy, Executive Vice President, Brett Gough, Senior Vice President, & Matt Gough, Senior Vice President at the Environmentl Business Summit San Diego, CA March 6-8, 2013.  Ames & Gough is a proud sponsor of this event.  For more information click here.


Mar 6, 2013

Join Dan Knise, President and Eileen Garczynski, Senior Vice President of Ames & Gough at the Hinshaw Culbertson 2013 Legal Malpractice & Risk Management Conference.

Click here for more details and to register.


Feb 28, 2013

Join Matt Gough, Senior Vice President of Ames & Gough, in attending the annual meeting for the ACEC/VA in Pinehurst, NC.  For more information, click here.

Jan 27, 2013

Rob Hughes, senior vice president, Ames & Gough will present on "Alternative Risk Management Solutions" at the CFO/Business Manager's Roundtable, 11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday, January 28, during the ACEC New York Winter Conference.  Ames & Gough also is sponsoring the opening reception and dinner, Sunday, January 27, and will be an exhibitor at the conference.  Teh ACEC New York Winter Conference will be held January 27-29, 2013 at the Albany Marriott.  For additional details regarding the conference and registration information, click here.


Jan 23, 2013

Join Eileen Garczynski, Esq, Senior Vice President of Ames & Gough, along with IntApp for the Risk Roundtable session on law firm data and information security risks and trends. It will discuss how firms are responding to client concerns about data security, including re-evaluating the suitability of open access security models. To register visit

Dec 6, 2012

Rob Hughes, senior vice president, Ames &  Gough will co-present, "Focus on Design and Construction Professionals: Professional Liability and Construction Managers-A New Class of Professionals and the Insurance Issues That Confront Them," from 10:15 - 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 6 at the Sheraton New York Hotel.  The presentation is part of the DRI (the Defense Research Institute) Professional Liability Seminar to be held December 6-7.  for details and registration information, click here.


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    Kevin Kokal, Founder & Owner, Alliance Engineering, 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
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    Phil Sunshine, General Counsel, Finnegan
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    Suzette Bois , Controller , SMRT, Inc.
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    Duane S. Repko, Vice President and Underwriting Manager-AE National Accounts Division, Victor O. Schinnerer & Company
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    Warren Gorrell, Jr., Former Co-Chairman, Hogan Lovells
  • 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
  • The expertise of the individuals at Ames & Gough has been invaluable to Hoyle Tanner. Over the course of many years, they have consistently provided Hoyle Tanner with knowledgeable advice and excellent service.

    James D. Boothroyd, P.E. , President, Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc.
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    Ms. Polly Brazelton, Senior Associate, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
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    Jerry Sullivan, Head of Professionals, Beazley Group
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    David Fitzsimmons, VP of Finance & Accounting, National Association of Chain Drug Stores
  • 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.
  • 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.
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    Jim Fagan, Chairman of the Board, Hazen and Sawyer
  • 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