About Newport Group

Whitney Ames

General Counsel

Whitney Ames is General Counsel for Newport Group. Ms. Ames specializes in corporate transactions and governance matters. She previously served as general counsel for several companies in the financial services industry, including GMAC Insurance (a leading property and casualty insurer in the U.S.) and Wilmington Trust Retirement and Institutional Services Company (a provider of trust and trust administration services to retirement plans, personal trusts and institutional clients and member of the M&T Bank group of companies).  Prior to her work for Newport Group, Ms. Ames was an associate at Gray, Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP (n/k/a DLA Piper Rudnick) where she counseled public and private companies in various industries in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities law, corporate governance, executive compensation and intellectual property. Ms. Ames holds a Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco, where she graduated cum laude, and a bachelor's degree in history, with honors, from the University of California, Berkeley.  She is a member of the California and Washington State Bars and serves as an Adjunct Professor at New York Law School.

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Newport Group, Inc. and its affiliates provide recordkeeping, plan administration, trust and custody, consulting, fiduciary consulting, insurance and brokerage services. Fiduciary consulting services are provided through Newport Group Securities, Inc., an SEC-registered investment adviser and FINRA-registered broker-dealer, and Newport Group Consulting, LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser. Newport Group Securities, Inc. and Newport Group Consulting, LLC are affiliates of Newport Group, Inc. All securities transactions are provided through Newport Group Securities, Inc., in its role as broker-dealer. All fiduciary consulting services are provided through the registered investment advisers. When offering variable insurance products, Newport Group Securities, Inc. acts solely in its capacity as a broker-dealer. Trust and custody services provided by Newport Trust Company, a New Hampshire state chartered trust company and wholly owned subsidiary of Newport Group, Inc.