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

"Exclusive: Kushner Firm Built the Coronavirus Website Trump Promised"

March 30, 2020

Jessica Tillipman is quoted in The Atlantic about how a company website connected to Jared Kushner may have violated federal ethics laws.

"Looking Back: The Siemens Scandal"

March 18, 2020

Jessica Tillipman appeared on the Trace International podcast to discuss the Siemens bribery case of 2008.

"DC Breeds Another Outrageous Ethics Scandal"

February 05, 2020

Jessica Tillipman writes for the FCPA Blog on how a recently resigned DC council member is running for his seat again despite ethics violations.

"Scoring Perry's Tenure"

November 27, 2019

Jessica Tillipman is quoted by Politico in their Morning Energy Roundup newsletter on US Energy Secretary Rick Perry's political reputation.

"After Push From Perry, Backers Got Huge Gas Deal in Ukraine"

November 11, 2019

Jessica Tillipman is quoted by the Associated Press on how there's nothing criminal in Ukraine awarding Rick Perry's supporters a contract.