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Monica DiFonzo Sterling

Counsel


Monica DiFonzo Sterling is a counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring, where she is a member of the firm’s Government Contracts Group.

Monica has an active government contracts counseling and litigation practice focusing on False Claims Act investigations, bid protests, federal regulatory and ethics compliance, and government contracts disputes before the Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. 

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Monica was an associate at an AmLaw 50 firm in its Litigation & Arbitration group. She gained valuable government contracts experience while clerking for the Honorable Thomas C. Wheeler at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Monica also served as an adjunct professor of legal writing at the George Washington University Law School. 

Monica graduated with honors from the George Washington University Law School, where she was a member of The George Washington International Law Review. Monica earned an M.A. in Italian from Middlebury College and received her B.A. in literature, magna cum laude, from Gettysburg College.

Education

  • Gettysburg College, B.A. literature (2008) magna cum laude
  • Middlebury College Language Schools, M.A. Italian (2011)
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2012) with honors

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland, U.S. Court of Federal Claims

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"Fastest 5 Minutes: Suspension & Debarment, Small Business, End User License Agreements," Podcast: Fastest 5 Minutes in Government Contracts (May 3, 2022). Contacts: Peter Eyre, Monica DiFonzo Sterling
Client Alert / Newsletter
"COFC Dismissal of Protest that Agency Must Cancel Procurement Where Purportedly None of the Offerors Were Eligible WOSBs," Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Legal Forum (March 11, 2022). Authors: Olivia Lynch, Monica DiFonzo Sterling, Issac D. Schabes and Zachary Schroeder.
Publication
"Fastest 5 Minutes: DoD’s Mentor-Protégé Program, Artificial Intelligence, Information Security," Podcast: Fastest 5 Minutes in Government Contracts (March 8, 2022). Contacts: Peter Eyre, Monica DiFonzo Sterling
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Fastest 5 Minutes: Bid Protests, Data Safeguarding, Defense Innovation Unit," Podcast: Fastest 5 Minutes in Government Contracts (February 8, 2022). Contacts: Peter Eyre, Monica DiFonzo Sterling
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Fastest 5 Minutes: CMMC, Bid Protests, NDAA," Podcast: Fastest 5 Minutes in Government Contracts (January 11, 2022). Contacts: Peter Eyre, Monica DiFonzo Sterling
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Fastest 5 Minutes: Protest Timeliness, Minimum Wage for Contractors, Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface," Podcast: Fastest 5 Minutes in Government Contracts (December 13, 2021). Contacts: Peter Eyre, Monica DiFonzo Sterling
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Fastest 5 Minutes: Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, Commercial Products and Services, DOJ Cooperation Credit," Podcast: Fastest 5 Minutes in Government Contracts (November 16, 2021). Contacts: Peter Eyre, Monica DiFonzo Sterling
Client Alert / Newsletter
"FOIA for Government Contractors," Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts 101 Seminar 2021 (October 20, 2021). Speakers: Anuj Vohra, Daniel W. Wolff, Monica DiFonzo Sterling, and Abigail Strokes.
Speech/Presentation
"Common Compliance Issues," Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts 101 Seminar 2021 (October 19, 2021). Speakers: Monica DiFonzo Sterling, Nkechi Kanu, and Bridget Carr.
Speech/Presentation
"Fastest 5 Minutes: COVID Vaccine Mandate, Cybersecurity, DOD’s Climate Adaptation Plan," Podcast: Fastest 5 Minutes in Government Contracts (October 18, 2021). Contacts: Peter Eyre, Monica DiFonzo Sterling
Client Alert / Newsletter

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