Scott Hommer

J Scott Hommer

Scott Hommer is a co-chair of Venable's Government Contracts Group and a co-chair of the Government Contractors Services Group. Scott has significant experience and skill in counseling clients who do business with federal, state, and local governments. He represents technology companies and government contractors—locally, nationally, and internationally—in contract negotiations and acquisitions, in the protection of intellectual property rights, and in successfully litigating and resolving disputes.

Scott is skilled in assisting clients with the many complicated matters that can arise in government contracting, including administration, claims and disputes, bid protests, contract terminations, teaming agreements, conflicts of interest, cybersecurity, cloud, and intellectual property rights.

Scott develops relationships with his clients that go beyond the usual role of legal advisor. He works closely, proactively, and cost-effectively with clients—developing strategic plans and managing legal issues that arise—often identifying potential challenges before they develop.




  • J.D. Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.A. with high distinction Pennsylvania State University

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania (inactive)

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal 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

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC)
    • Member, Senior Advisory Board
    • Former general counsel
  • Member, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (NOVA Chamber)
    • Member, Board of Directors
    • Former general counsel
    • Former member, Executive Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, former co-chair, and former vice chair, Bid Protest Committee of the Section of Public Contract Law
  • Member, Leadership Fairfax, Inc. (LFI)
  • Member, Professional Services Council (PSC)


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2024
  • Legal 500, Government Contracts, 2015 – 2024
  • Chambers USA, Government Contracts, Nationwide, 2012 – 2024
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Peer Review Rated
  • Penn State College of Liberal Arts and Department of Political Science, Outstanding Alumni Award
  • National Association for Community Leadership, Distinguished Leadership Award


Pro Bono

  • Named a "Community Champion" by Volunteer Fairfax
  • Served as pro bono general counsel to Fairfax 2015, Inc., the nonprofit 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 
  • Recipient, Venable's Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year award


  • Past general counsel, NVTC Foundation 
  • Past chairman, Special Olympics of Fairfax County
  • Past member, Board of Directors, Ronald McDonald House of Northern Virginia
  • Past member, Advisory Board, Fairfax Futures
  • Past board member and president, Volunteer Center of Fairfax County (Volunteer Fairfax)