Dawn E. Stern is an Associate at DLA Piper, LLC in Washington, D.C. where she practices Government Contracts law. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Dawn was a Trial Attorney in the United States Department of Justice Commercial Litigation Branch, National Courts Section, specializing in litigating cases before the United States Court of Federal Claims and United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Dawn attended the University of Florida obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and then received her law degree from The George Washington University Law School. After law school, Dawn clerked for the Honorable James I. Cohn in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.