Jessica Tillipman

Portrait of Jessica Tillipman
Assistant Dean for Field Placement; Professorial Lecturer in Law
2000 H Street, N.W
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
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Jessica Tillipman is the Assistant Dean for Field Placement and a Professorial Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University Law School. Dean Tillipman manages the law school’s externship program, including the supervision of nearly 700 students per year. She also teaches a Government Contracts Anti-Corruption & Compliance Seminar that focuses on anti-corruption, ethics, and compliance issues in government procurement.

Prior to joining GW, she was an associate in Jenner & Block's Washington, DC office, where she was member of the firm's Government Contracts and White Collar Criminal Defense and Counseling practice groups. Dean Tillipman joined Jenner & Block after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Lawrence S. Margolis of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. 

Dean Tillipman is a Senior Editor of the “The FCPA Blog”—a leading Foreign Corrupt Practices Act resource on the internet. She has also published numerous articles on anti-corruption, white collar crime and government contracts topics, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, domestic corruption, compliance, suspension and debarment, and government ethics.

Her legal commentary has been featured in numerous international media outlets, including CNN, ESPN, The Washington Post, Slate, Buzzfeed, and the Associated French Press. 

Dean Tillipman is a member of the bars of the United States Court of Federal Claims, the state of Virginia, and the District of Columbia. She graduated cum laude from Miami University (Oxford, OH) in 2000 and obtained her JD, with honors, from the George Washington University Law School in 2003.



BS, Miami University; JD, George Washington University

In the News

“Government Shutdown Leaves Law Student Externs Scrambling”

January 08, 2019

Jessica Tillipman is quoted in about how the government shutdown is impacting law students in externship programs. 

"Pruitt May Be Gone, But Trump Administration's Ethical Void Remains"

July 09, 2018

Jessica Tillipman co-writes in The Hill about Scott Pruitt, President Trump, and federal government ethics.

"Documents Raise Questions about St. Louis Economic Development Partnership Bidding Procedures"

June 23, 2018

Jessica Tillipman is quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the communication between John Rallo's group and Sheila Sweeney.

"Scott Pruitt's Condo and Spending Scandal Only the Latest Ethics Crisis to Hit Trump Administration"

April 08, 2018

Jessica Tillipman is quoted in The Star about the Trump administration and why ethics rules and norms are not followed.

"The Many Red Flags of Trump's Partners in India — 'Trump, Inc.' Podcast"

March 28, 2018

Jessica Tillipman speaks to ProPublica about the Trump Organization and its five active projects in India.