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Monica DiFonzo Sterling

Monica DiFonzo Sterling

Monica DiFonzo Sterling is an associate 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.

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FY 2019 NDAA

Posted in Legal Developments
On Monday, August 13, 2018, President Trump signed into law the H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019 NDAA), the earliest an NDAA has been signed in over a decade.  The FY 2019 NDAA includes several provisions relevant to contractors, including replacing the definition of “commercial… Continue Reading

Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

Posted in Legal Developments, Podcast
This week’s episode covers FedRAMP news, DOL news, and GSA schedule news, and is hosted by partner David Robbins and associate Monica Sterling. Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be… Continue Reading