J. Scott Hommer III

Scott Hommer is a partner in the Tysons Corner office of Venable LLP. He concentrates his practice in business counseling and litigation with an emphasis on technology companies and government contractors. He represents clients locally, nationally, and internationally on issues including negotiating contracts, doing acquisitions, protecting intellectual property rights, and litigating successfully. Mr. Hommer also has significant experience in counseling clients who do business with the Federal, state, and local governments and has represented clients on contract administration matters, contract claims and disputes, bid protests, contract terminations, teaming agreements, conflicts of interest issues, intellectual property rights issues, government socio-economic programs, and small business matters.

Mr. Hommer is committed to developing relationships with his clients that go beyond the usual role of legal advisor. He works closely with his clients on a proactive basis, developing strategic plans and managing legal issues that may arise, and more importantly, identifying potential problems before they develop. This approach is not only smart, but is efficient, cost effective and significantly enhances opportunities for success.

As a testimony to his commitment to community service, Mr. Hommer was nationally recognized when he received the “Distinguished Leadership Award” from the National Association for Community Leadership, and was locally recognized when he was named a “Community Champion” by Volunteer Fairfax.

He is a proud recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award from Penn State’s College of Liberal Arts and Department of Political Science, a recipient of Venable’s Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year award, a 1991 graduate of the annual “Leadership Fairfax” program, and he devotes time to his community in many ways.

For example, Mr. Hommer is a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (“NVTC”), and he has served five terms as the General Counsel to NVTC. Previously, Mr. Hommer was elected to serve as General Counsel to the NVTC’s Equal Footing Foundation, and he has served as a member of the NVTC’s Senior Advisory Board.

Mr. Hommer is a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce (the “Fairfax Chamber”) and he is serving as the General Counsel to the Fairfax Chamber. Through his involvement with the Fairfax Chamber in the late 1980s, Mr. Hommer was one of the first to work on developing a regional high-tech council, currently known as the NVTC.

Mr. Hommer has been the Chairman of Special Olympics of Fairfax County, a member of the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House of Northern Virginia, a member of the Advisory Board of Fairfax Futures, and a member of the Board and President of the Volunteer Center of Fairfax County (“Volunteer Fairfax”).

Mr. Hommer’s other activities include the Professional Services Council, Leadership Fairfax, Inc., and the National Contract Management Association. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors to the Political Science Department of Penn State’s College of Liberal Arts.

In addition to his community activities, Mr. Hommer is a member of the Venable Board, and he serves as co-chair of Venable’s Government Contractors Services Group and as co-chair of Venable’s Government Contracts Practice Group.

Prior to entering law school, Mr. Hommer served as a Legislative Assistant and Press/Media Aide to United States Congressman Bud Shuster (Pennsylvania, 9th District).

Mr. Hommer holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He is married and has four children.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Government Contracts
Law School Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1987)
Education Pennsylvania State University (B.A., 1983)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Virginia State Bar Association
Most recent firm Venable LLP
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