Amanda H. McDowell


Amanda H. McDowell is an associate in the Government Contracts and Health Care groups in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office. Amanda represents contractors in litigation, regulatory, and counseling matters. Her practice focuses on False Claims Act litigation, government investigations, bid protests, and state and federal regulatory compliance.

Amanda also maintains an active pro bono practice, with recent matters including representation of clients seeking legal immigration status under the Violence Against Women Act.

Amanda earned her J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School with a concentration in government procurement. While in law school, Amanda was the editor-in-chief of the Public Contract Law Journal and a member of the Moot Court Board, Mock Trial Board, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Board. Amanda was a finalist and the highest-scoring competitor in the 2020 Government Contracts Moot Court Competition and served as chair for the 2021 competition. She was also a recipient of the Roger N. Boyd Memorial Scholarship, the 2020 National Association of State Procurement Officials Academic Scholarship, and the 2021 National Contract Management Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, all recognizing her academic success in government procurement while at GW Law. Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Amanda interned with the World Bank’s Office of Suspension and Debarment and for the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Amanda earned her B.A. in psychology and criminal Justice from the University of Delaware.


Admitted to practice: Virginia*

*Admitted in Virginia only. Practicing under the supervision of D.C. Bar Members.


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