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

"$2.5 Trillion and Counting: How to Reduce Risks of Corruption, Fraud, and Mismanagement in U.S. Covid Stimulus Programs"

October 14, 2020

Jessica Tillipman writes in the FCPA Blog that transparency and oversight are essential to ensure the appropriate allocation of COVID-19 funds.

"A Real Estate Firm Co-Owned by Jared Kushner Is Looking to Profit From the Pandemic"

October 01, 2020

Jessica Tillipman is quoted in Mother Jones about the ethics surrounding Kushner's stake in a real estate company poised to gain from COVID-19.

"TeleTracking Claims NDA on Trump Admin Contract, Baffling Senators and Experts"

August 17, 2020

Jessica Tillipman is quoted in Talking Points Memo about how the firm collecting COVID-19 data has a contract covered by an NDA.

"Firm Helping Run US Coronavirus Database Refuses Senators’ Questions"

August 14, 2020

Jessica Tillipman is quoted in The New York Times about how the new coronavirus database manager is refusing Senate questioning.

"Trump Denies Asking Ambassador to Help Move British Open to His Resort"

July 23, 2020

Jessica Tillipman discussed on Marketplace "Morning Report" what constitutes a violation of the foreign emoluments clause.