Ioana Cristei


Ioana Cristei concentrates her practice on government contacts matters.

She has held multiple legal internships and clerkships prior to joining Blank Rome, including serving as a law clerk for the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, legal intern for the General Services Administration Office of Inspector General, and legal intern and suspension and debarment analyst for the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to attending law school, Ioana worked for LexisNexis as a paralegal, where she focused on government contracting issues.

During law school, Ioana won the Best Contractor Brief Award in the Dentons “Gilbert A. Cuneo” Government Contracts Moot Court Competition. She served as the executive editor of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal, where her note “Veterans First? Why the Federal Circuit’s Decision in Kingdomware Technologies Inc. v. United States is Untenable” was published in December 2015, and her article, “Tear Down That Clause: The Inevitable Unworkability of the Commercial Items Termination for Convenience Clause” was published in Summer 2017. She also served as the treasurer of the Government Contracts Student Association and was the program coordinator for the George Washington University Law School Inns of Court.

Ioana is fluent in Romanian.



  • American Bar Association - Public Contract Law Young Lawyers Committee
  • Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association
Professional Activities

Ioana serves as a Problem Captain for the NOVA East Odyssey of the Mind competition and is a recipient of the George Washington University Law School Pro Bono Service Award.



  • District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • Virginia


  • University of Virginia, BA
  • George Washington University Law School, JD