J. Scott Hommer, III
Partner, Venable

Scott Hommer is a partner with the Venable law firm where he has been resident in Venable’s Northern Virginia office for more than a decade.

Mr. Hommer believes that strategic planning is fundamental to the growth of his clients. To avoid legal pitfalls and to provide a strong legal structure for his clients’ businesses to thrive and grow, he invests his own time to learn each client’s business and to formulate and update a tailor-made strategic plan. In this way, he adds value not just by being reactive, but more importantly, proactive.

Mr. Hommer concentrates his practice in business counseling and litigation with an emphasis on technology companies and start-up businesses. 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 government and has represented clients on contract administration matters, contract claims and disputes, bid protests, contract terminations, teaming agreements, conflict of interest issues, government socio-economic programs, and small business matters.

As 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. He is a 1991 graduate of the annual “Leadership Fairfax” program, and he devotes time to his community in many ways. For example, he was President (1998-1999) of the Volunteer Center of Fairfax County and chair of its executive committee and board of directors. He is a member of the board of directors of Ronald McDonald House of Northern Virginia, a member and participant in Leadership Fairfax, Inc., and legal counsel to the Metro Washington Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association. His other activities include the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Baltimore Technology Council, the Professional Services Council, and the National Contract Management Association. Through his involvement with the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Hommer was one of the first to work on developing a high-tech council for Northern Virginia, which is now known as the NVTC (Northern Virginia Technology Council).

Mr. Hommer earned a B.A. with high distinction from the Pennsylvania State University, and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. 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). He is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania. His bar admissions include the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.