Ioana Cristei

Cristei, Ioana
Ioana Cristei has practical experience with both government and business clients in the complex environment of government contracting. Ioana has represented clients in all phases of bid protests at the Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims. She has performed due diligence on transactional matters involving government contract clients and has written several topical articles related to important developments in government contracting. Ioana's legal internships with the Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration have given her a working knowledge of contract disputes, whistleblower and retaliation cases, and data privacy issues within the federal government.
Ioana clerked for the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, where she worked on government contract claims disputes. She is a 2016 graduate of The George Washington University Law School, where she was the Executive Editor of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal. While in law school, she participated in the Public Justice Advocacy Clinic, where she focused on wage and hour and unemployment compensation cases.

Related Practices




  • J.D. The George Washington University Law School 2016
    • Department of Homeland Security Internship, Office of the General Counsel
    • Department of Homeland Security Internship, Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    • General Services Administration Internship, Office of Inspector General
    • Best Contractor Brief, Gilbert A. Cuneo Government Contracts Moot Court Competition, 2016
  • B.A. Foreign Affairs and Psychology University of Virginia 2012

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Clerk Experience

  • Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, Washington, DC


  • Romanian
  • French


Pro Bono

  • Litigated pro bono landlord/tenant cases; represented tenant client in court and in negotiations with landlord's counsel


  • Problem Captain, Odyssey of the Mind, NoVA East Region