Fred S. 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, D.C. Since joining the Firm in 1998, Mr. Sommer has overseen the significant growth of the Employment & Labor Practice Group.
Mr. Sommer 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. He has extensive experience litigating cases involving non‑compete agreements, trade secrets, unfair competition and related matters.
Moreover, Mr. Sommer 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. He 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.
Utilizing his broad experience in union‑related matters, Mr. Sommer regularly represents employers in collective bargaining negotiations, election and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, union organizing campaigns, grievance arbitrations, picketing, strikes and other labor disputes.
Mr. Sommer lectures at programs sponsored by bar committees, law schools, trade associations and others.
- Twenty-three Shulman Rogers Attorneys Recognized in The American Lawyer's "Top Rated Lawyers" Series
- Shulman Rogers will have strong presence at MD Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame dinner
- EEOC loses race, gender bias lawsuit
- PAYDAY AT SHULMAN ROGERS
- Tougher Sanctions Ahead for Worker Misclassification
- True Tales of Employment Law
March 3, 2010
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- Lecturer, Bar Committees, Law Schools, Trade Associations and Others