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  • University of Virginia, B.A., history (2004)
  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D. (2008)
  • American University School of International Service, M.A., international affairs (2008)


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Counsel Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2843
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office. She is a member of the firm's International Trade Group.

Jana's practice focuses primarily on counseling and defending clients with respect to U.S. export controls, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC), as well as the U.S. Antiboycott Laws and the Helms-Burton Act.

Jana also represents clients on a range of issues concerning foreign investment and ownership in the United States. She assists in the representation of buyers and sellers in Exon-Florio reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and counsels clients regarding compliance with the National Industrial Security Program.

Jana has represented a variety of large and small companies from a range of industries, including petroleum and petrochemical, software, computer hardware and electronics, defense, and construction. Clients also benefit from Jana's prior experience representing government contractors in the prosecution of bid protests and the defense of contract awards at numerous federal agencies, including the Government Accountability Office, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Jana also counseled clients on the resolution of prime/subcontractor disputes, reviewed teaming arrangements and associated contractual documents, and counseled clients concerning compliance with federal procurement laws and regulations, such as the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

Jana received a B.A. in history from the University of Virginia. She graduated with honors from the American University's Washington College of Law and received an M.A. in international affairs from the School of International Service. 

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