Ames & Gough News

Ames & Gough Promotes Four Executives in Washington D.C., Boston

Ames & Gough, an insurance broker and risk management consultant specializing in serving design professionals, law firms, associations/nonprofits and other professional service organizations, has appointed equity partner Allison Buytenhuys as senior vice president and Brian Lynch, Cady Sinks and Rachelle …

Liability Insurers Report Rise in Claims Against Architects and Engineers

Increased billings by architecture and engineering firms generated bigger professional liability premiums in 2019 but also led to the first upswing in claims activity in several years, Ames & Gough said in a report. The brokerage, based in McLean, Va., …

Ames & Gough Elects Knise as Chair, Announces Senior Leadership Appointments

Ames & Gough, an insurance broker and risk management consultant specializing in serving design professionals, law firms, associations/nonprofits and other professional service organizations, has appointed Matt Gough as president and Brett Gough as chief operating officer. Along with CEO Dan …

Ames & Gough Appoints Witherow as an Assistant Vice President in Washington D.C.

Ames & Gough, an insurance broker and risk management consultant specializing in serving design professionals, law firms, associations/nonprofits and other professional service organizations, has appointed Jessie Witherow as an assistant vice president. Based in the Washington, D.C., office, Witherow is …

Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance Claims Grow in Severity, Complexity, Cost

The number of legal malpractice claims resulting in larger multimillion dollar payouts – as well as the dollar amounts involved – has surged in the past year, with at least two settlements exceeding $250 million. That’s according to the latest …

Ames & Gough Appoints Parent as Equity Partner

Ames & Gough, an insurance broker and risk management consultant specializing in serving design professionals, law firms, associations and nonprofits, and other professional service organizations, has appointed Marguerite Parent as an equity partner of the firm. This appointment brings the …

Top Practice Areas for Lawyers’ Malpractice Claims

New malpractice claims against lawyers are being driven by inadequate safeguards against conflicts of interest, along with participation in certain expanding and complex practice areas, according to a new study by insurance broker Ames & Gough. In its annual survey …

Insurers Broadening Architects, Engineers Liability Coverage: Survey

While the market for architects and engineers professional liability insurance remains intensely competitive, many insurers providing this coverage are weighing new policy enhancements that offer expanded protection. A new survey by insurance broker Ames & Gough finds some insurers are …

Insurers Say Legal Malpractice Claims Hold Steady But Defense Costs Rise

Most leading legal malpractice insurers saw their claims level off in 2016 although their cost to defend claims continued to escalate. A study by insurance broker Ames & Gough finds that while the number of new malpractice claims brought against …

Ames & Gough Appoints Marshall to Lead Newly Established New York Operations

Ames & Gough, an insurance broker and risk management consultant specializing in serving design professionals, law firms, associations/nonprofits and other professional service organizations, has appointed Wayne T. Marshall as vice president and client executive. In addition, Marshall will lead the …