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.
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
- J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2007
- B.S., Louisiana State University, 2004
- District of Columbia
- Commonwealth of Virginia
David M. Ermer
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
- 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
- District of Columbia, 1979
- Texas, 2022
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.
- Roanoke College, 2008 B.B.A.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Society for Human Resource Management, Member