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Stephanie L. Crawford


Stephanie L. Crawford is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, practicing in the Government Contracts group.

Stephanie’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, contract and regulatory compliance reviews, and counseling on supply chain, sourcing, and national security issues. Her practice supports clients in the aerospace & defense, communications, energy, information technology, and consumer products sectors.

Stephanie supports both buy-side and sell-side transactions. She has led government contracts diligence for numerous private equity entities and defense contractors. She assists clients with navigating post-closing government requirements, including unique license transfers and approvals, novation regulations, and Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency communications.

Stephanie also works closely with the firm’s Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Group and offers unique insight to clients beginning to offer products and services to the government. She supports government contractors facing potential tort litigation with a nexus to their government contracts. She also provides guidance to the consumer product industry and government contractors newly engaging with regulatory bodies outside their norm. In particular, Stephanie has assisted clients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic with evaluating and shifting to new production, assessing novel regulatory risks, understanding the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act, and preparing for or responding to Defense Production Act orders and requirements.

Stephanie has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in government contracts.

Stephanie’s pro bono practice focuses on a broad range of veterans’ issues, including disability ratings and discharge upgrades.

During law school, Stephanie worked in the Department of Defense and was senior editor for the Maryland Journal of International Law.


  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Robert E. Cook Honors College, B.A. economics, international studies, and history (2011)
  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. (2016)


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Government Contracts

Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Team

National Security

Supply Chain Management

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  • Leading buy-side government contractor acquisition diligence for private equity firms, including small businesses and carve-out acquisitions.
  • Supporting sell-side government contractor transactions, including complex carve-out transactions.
  • Guiding government contractors through foreign ownership, control, or influence mitigation and facility clearance requests and reporting requirements.
  • Counseling clients on compliance with the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act Section 889 and subsequent regulations (including sourcing restrictions on Huawei and other covered telecommunications and video surveillance equipment and services providers).
  • Advising clients on emerging printed circuit board and microelectronics sourcing and supply chain risk management compliance requirements.
  • Conducting due diligence or compliance reviews for defense contractors, industrial equipment and component part manufacturers, a personal transportation consumer product manufacturer, and an international automotive parts manufacturer.
  • Representing a defense contractor facing a challenge to an offset contract relationship, including tortious interference claims.
"Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act: Key Provisions Government Contractors Should Know," Government Contracting Law Report (March 10, 2023). Authors: Olivia Lynch, Stephanie L. Crawford, Rina M. Gashaw, Christopher D. Garcia, Michael G. Gruden, and Lyndsay A. Gorton.
" Experiencing Unexpected Outage and Generating Mistaken Emails as of March 8, 2023," Government Contracts Bullet Points (March 8, 2023). Contacts: Stephanie L. Crawford, Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Commerce Department Opens First Round of CHIPS Act Funding for Semiconductor Manufacturers," Government Contracts Bullet Points (March 1, 2023). Contacts: Byron R. Brown, Stephanie L. Crawford, Alexandra Barbee-Garrett, Kate Beale, Lorraine M. Campos
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Webinar on FY2023 NDAA," Crowell & Moring Webinar, 2023 (February 8, 2023). Speakers: Stephanie L. Crawford, Christopher D. Garcia, Lyndsay A. Gorton, Michael G. Gruden, Alexandra Barbee-Garrett, Rina M. Gashaw, Rachel Schumacher
“FY2023 NDAA: Need-to-Know Provisions for Government Contractors” National Contract Management Association (January 18, 2023). Speakers: Michael Gruden, Olivia Lynch, Stephanie Crawford, Christopher Garcia, Lyndsay Gorton, Rina Gashaw, Alexandra Barbee-Garrett, and Rachel Schumacher.
"FY 2023 National Defense Authorization Act: Key Provisions Government Contractors Should Know," Government Contracts Bullet Points (December 28, 2022). Contacts: Alexandra Barbee-Garrett, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Stephanie L. Crawford, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Christopher D. Garcia, Rina M. Gashaw, Lyndsay A. Gorton, Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G, Jacob Harrison, Olivia Lynch, John E. McCarthy Jr., Per David Midboe, Rachel Schumacher, Zachary Schroeder, Robert J. Sneckenberg, Anuj Vohra, Alexis Ward, Darianne Young
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Lookback at Changes to the FAR/DFARS in 2022," Crowell & Moring Webinar, 2022 (December 19, 2022). Presenters: Olivia Lynch, Rob Sneckenberg, Liam O'Reilly, Stephanie Crawford, Alexandra Barbee-Garrett, Yuan ZhouOlivia Lynch, Rob Sneckenberg, Liam O'Reilly, Stephanie Crawford, Alexandra Barbee-Garrett, and Yuan Zhou.
"Department of Defense Establishes Office of Strategic Capital to Enhance Investment in National Security Critical Technology," Government Contracts Bullet Points (December 8, 2022). Contacts: Adelicia R. Cliffe, Jon O'Connell, Jonathan M. Baker, Michael E. Samuels, Stephanie L. Crawford
Client Alert / Newsletter
“Global Sourcing and National Security: Special Considerations for Government Contractors,” GC 101: Back to Basics, Washington, D.C. (September 21, 2022). Presenters: Liam O’Reilly, Jana del-Cerro, and Stephanie Crawford.
"DoD Issues Deviation for SAM Registration Requirement Due to Ongoing Processing Delays," Government Contracts Bullet Points (September 12, 2022). Contacts: Stephanie L. Crawford, Peter Eyre, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Robert A. Burton
Client Alert / Newsletter

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