Ermer & Suter, PLLC, (E&S) is a Washington, DC law firm whose practice focuses on federal employment and benefits matters, and specifically on representing and counseling Federal Employees Health Benefits (“FEHB”) plans in a variety of areas.  We at E&S have worked to develop strategies and solutions designed to help all of our clients achieve their business and personal goals since 2008. 

Our unique blend of size and experience allows us to handle complex issues while providing an uncommonly high level of personal service. Clients, regardless of how large or small they are, benefit from the full range of legal services and skills available from E&S.

Our mission is simple: To be trusted counselors and vigorous advocates, and to provide legal services of uncompromising quality.


Our Team

Jason Suter, Esq.

Jason Suter

jsuter@ermerlaw.com

202-627-3101

Washington, DC

Mr. Suter joined the firm in December 2007. His practice is primarily in the area of health law with a focus on representing Federal Employees Health Benefit Plans.  His experience also includes matters involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), subrogation and reimbursement matters, overpayment claims, and HIPAA compliance.  In addition to his health law practice, Mr. Suter has experience representing and defending federal employees in adverse personnel actions.

Areas of Practice

  • Health Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • Government Contracts
  • Employment Law

Education

  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2007
  • B.S., Louisiana State University, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Commonwealth of Virginia

David Ermer, Esq.

David M. Ermer

dermer@ermerlaw.com

202-627-3100

Washington, DC

Mr. Ermer is a managing partner of the firm. Since entering private practice in 1979, he has developed substantial expertise in litigating labor, employment discrimination, and employee benefits matters at both the trial and appellate levels. He also has been responsible for providing legal counsel to ERISA-governed single-employer health and welfare plans, to jointly trusted Taft-Hartley pension and health and welfare plans, to voluntary employee beneficiary associations, and to several Federal Employees Health Benefits Plans. Through this work, he has become well versed in current topics in the employee benefits and government contracts fields. He has developed extensive expertise in government contract cost allow ability and cost accounting issues and HIPAA administrative simplification issues. He leads monthly discussion groups for Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan executives and for lawyers interested in that field. He currently maintains a FEHBlog on health care policy issues affecting Federal Employees Health Benefits Plans.

Areas of Practice

  • Government Contract Law
  • Health Law
  • Employee Benefits Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Trial and Appellate Practice

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, D.C., 1979 J.D. Honors: Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Connecticut, 1976 B.A. Honors: Summa Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1979

Kathryn Peterson

Kathryn Peterson

kpeterson@ermerlaw.com

202-627-3104

Washington, DC

Kathryn manages the subrogation arm of the firm – Third Party Recovery Services.  She joined the firm in 2009 as a Recovery Analyst, a position she held for six years before originating the role of Subrogation Manager in 2015.

Areas of Interest

  • FEHBA Subrogation
  • Federal Worker’s Compensation
  • Mass Torts and Multi-District Litigation
  • Employee Mentorship and Professional Development

Education

  • Smith College, 2009 B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals, Member
  • Society for Human Resource Management, Member

Kelyn Bostic

Kelyn Bostic

kbostic@ermerlaw.com

202-627-3102

Washington, DC

Kelyn oversees business operation, human resources and vendor contracts at E&S.  She joined the firm in 2008 as a paralegal, and was promoted to the role of Operations Manager in 2016.

Education

  • Roanoke College, 2008 B.B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Society for Human Resource Management, Member

Ashley WoodsAshley Woods

awoods@ermerlaw.com

Washington, DC

Ms. Woods joined the firm in March 2021. She comes to Ermer and Suter with a variety of experiences-working at the Department of Justice (NSD) with the Office for Victims of Overseas Terrorism, the House Judiciary Committee and most recently, President Barack and Michelle Obama’s Post Presidential Legal Department. Her practice is primarily in the area of health law with a focus on representing Federal Employees Health Benefit Plans. Her experience also includes matters involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), subrogation and reimbursement matters, and HIPAA compliance.

Areas of Practice

  • Health Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Employment Law

Education

  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2020
  • B.A., University of Southern California, 2012
  • Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Bar Admissions and Certifications

  • District of Columbia (UBE)
  • Security Clearance