Areas of Practice

Government Experience

  • Legislative Aide, United States House of Representatives, Office of Representative Bud Shuster (R-PA)

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania (inactive)

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1987
  • B.A., with high distinction, Pennsylvania State University, 1983
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J. Scott Hommer, III


Scott Hommer is a partner in the Tysons 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.  Scott 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. 

Scott 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, Scott 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, Scott 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, Scott has served as General Counsel to the NVTC’s Equal Footing Foundation, and he has served as a member of the NVTC's Senior Advisory Board.

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

Scott served as pro bono General Counsel to Fairfax 2015, Inc., the non-profit host organization for the 2015 World Police & Fire Games held in Fairfax County, Virginia; the biennial World Police & Fire Games are the second largest multi-sport event in the world, surpassed only by the Summer Olympic Games. Scott 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").

Scott's other activities include the Professional Service Council, Leadership Fairfax, Inc., and vice-chairing the Bid Protest Committee of the ABA Section of Public Contract Law.  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, Scott 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, Scott served as a Legislative Assistant and Press/Media Aide to United States Congressman Bud Shuster (Pennsylvania, 9th District).

Scott 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.