Scott Hommer

Partner
Hommer Scott
Scott Hommer is co-chair of Venable’s Government Contracts Group and 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 litigating and resolving disputes successfully.

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, 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. 

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Credentials
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Education

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

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania (inactive) 2009

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

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member and former vice chair, American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law, Bid Protest Committee
  • Member, Leadership Fairfax, Professional Service Council
  • Member, board of advisors, Political Science Department, Penn State, College of Liberal Arts
  • Member, board of directors and executive committee, Northern Virginia Technology Council 
 

Recognition
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  • Recognized in Legal 500, Government Contracts, 2015 - 2018
  • Recognized in Chambers USA, Government: Government Contracts, Nationwide, 2012 - 2018
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recipient, Outstanding Alumni Award, Penn State College of Liberal Arts and Department of Political Science 
  • Recipient, Distinguished Leadership Award, National Association for Community Leadership

Community
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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. 
  • Served as 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").
  • Member, board of directors and executive committee, and pro bono general counsel, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. – Through his involvement with the Chamber in the late 1980s, helped spearhead the creation of a regional high-tech council that became the Northern Virginia Technology Council
  • Recipient, Venable’s Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year award

Volunteerism

  • 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)