Mr. Sommer has nearly 30 years' experience representing employers in all aspects of employment and labor relations.
Like many attorneys at the firm, he joined Shulman Rogers after being a partner for many years at a large national law firm in Washington, DC.
Since joining the firm in 1998, Mr. Sommer has overseen the significant growth of the Employment & Labor Practice Group.
He represents employers in a wide variety of cases before federal and state trial and appellate courts and administrative agencies, on matters such as discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, breach of contract and wage-hour disputes.
Mr. Sommer has extensive experience litigating cases involving non-compete agreements, trade secrets, unfair competition and related matters.
Moreover, he regularly advises management on preventive measures to avoid litigation. Such advice ranges from day-to-day employment practices and policies to the employment implications and structuring of complex business acquisitions, sales and other significant transactions and decisions.
Mr. Sommer conducts investigations of harassment and discrimination claims, as well as employee misconduct. He provides training programs to management, supervisors and rank-and-file employees on numerous topics.