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.

She is also a co-chair of the American Bar Association, Section of International Law, Anti-Corruption Committee and her legal commentary has been featured in numerous domestic and international media outlets.

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

"Trump's Latest Ethical Violation: Firing the State Department's Inspector General"

May 22, 2020
Jessica Tillipman writes in USA Today about the current administration's latest attack on US anti-corruption regimes and institutions.

"Whistle-Blower Expresses Infighting and Animus in Trump's Coronavirus Response"

May 09, 2020

Jessica Tillipman is quoted in The New York Times about a government contract award that helped lead to a whistle-blower complaint.

"Why is the Pentagon Still Paying $10 a Gallon for Gas?"

May 06, 2020
Jessica Tillipman is quoted in The New Republic about the military overpaying politically connected contractors to fuel jets in Iraq.

"FCPA Policy and Enforcement"

April 23, 2020

Jessica Tillipman appeared on the "inSecurities" podcast to discuss several noteworthy cases that test the bounds of FCPA jurisdiction.

"Why Do Small Government Contractors Often Fail to Invest in Ethics and Compliance Programs"

April 08, 2020

Jessica Tillipman writes in the FCPA Blog about incentivizing large contractors to help smaller ones develop compliance programs.