Prior Events

Nov 7, 2012

Ames & Gough is a proud sponsor of the Growth & Ownership Strategies Conference for A/E executives, hosted by Rusk O'Brien Gido+Partners.  The conference gathers together leaders of successful engineering, environmental consulting and architecture firms with the goal of showcasing the best practices and most effective strategies for achieving growth, improving profitability, and building real and sustainable value.  For details and registration, visit

Nov 7, 2012

Mike Herlihy, executive vice president and partner, Ames & Gough, will participate in a panel discussion, “Latest Trends in A/E Liability Insurance, IT / Software and Executive Recruiting,” on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. His commentary will focus on the state of the commercial insurance market for A/E professional liability and other coverage lines, as well as the outlook for 2013 insurance renewals for design and engineering firms. The panel is part of the Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners Growth & Ownership Strategies Conference to be held Nov. 7 – 9 at The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, Florida. For conference details and registration, click here.


Oct 29, 2012

Join Eileen Garczynski, Vice President of Ames & Gough, who will be presenting in a panel style on the topic of "Why Every Lawyer Should Understand the Basic Concepts of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).  The program is being held at Wiley Rein LLP offices at 1776 K Street NW, Washington, DC.  To learn more visit the FCBA website.


Oct 18, 2012

Rob Hughes, senior vice president, Ames & Gough will co-present "Managing Risk in a Global Market" on Thursday, October 18 from 3:45 - 5:15 p.m.  The presentation is part of the American Civil Engineering Conference to be held October 18 - 20 at the Hyatt Regency Montreal, Mantreal, Canada.  This year's overall theme is: "Civil Engineering in the New Global Economy."  For conference details and registration, click here.

Oct 15, 2012

Please join us at the ACEC Fall Conference in Boca Raton, FL.  We will be exhibiting a booth. Stop by booth #25 and see us.

Sep 28, 2012

Join Eileen Garczynski, Esq, Vice President of Ames & Gough, along with several other panel members for the ABA webinar focusings on how Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) concepts apply in an IP law context. To register call the ABA at 800-285-2221.

Sep 23, 2012

Join Rob Hughes, Esq, Brett Gough and Matt Gough, of Ames & Gough on September 25, 2012 for a seminar on "Lessons Learned: Design and Construction Related Errors and Omissions and its Impact on Engineering Firms."  The seminar will focus on three specific engineering case studies involving Marcellus Shale, transportation and wastewater treatment projects.  The case studies will provide insight into the heightened risk involving these types of projects. It will discuss how engineering firms can manage their exposure, avoid costly mistakes and implement a best practices approach within their firm.

Jul 19, 2012

Eileen Garczynski, Esq., of Ames & Gough, will participate in a panel speaking on the topic of Enterprise Risk Management at the 122nd Virginia Bar Associate Summer Meeting.  For more information, please visit the Virginia Bar Association Website.


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    Phil Sunshine, General Counsel, Finnegan
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    Jerry Sullivan, Head of Professionals, Beazley Group
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    Larry Trapuzzano, Director of Facilities & Administration, American Institutes for Research
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    Jim Fagan, Chairman of the Board, Hazen and Sawyer
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    Donald P. Nims, Jr., PE, Quality Assurance & Risk Manager, Bergmann Associates, Inc.
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    Mark Teden, Executive Vice President/Treasurer, Bruner/Cott & Associates, Inc.
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    Warren Gorrell, Jr., Former Co-Chairman, Hogan Lovells
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    Monique T. Valentine, CPA, CFO, , Associated General Contractors of America
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    Ms. Polly Brazelton, Senior Associate, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates