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

"Why the ‘Bridgegate’ Scandal Could Backfire on Prosecutors"

July 03, 2019

Jessica Tillipman is quoted in The New York Times on how SCOTUS judges could further limit prosecutorial discretion in corruption cases.

"This Must Be Immediately Investigated"

June 27, 2019
Jessica Tillipman is quoted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on prosecutors lack of follow-up in the Odebrecht scandal.

"Leak of Records From Construction Giant Reveals a Bribery Scandal’s Breathtaking Scope"

June 25, 2019

Jessica Tillipman is quoted by the Miami Herald on the effect newly uncovered payments in the Odebrecht scandal could have on the investigation.

"SCOTUS To Whistleblowers: Ignore Your Company, Go Directly To the Government"

June 11, 2019
Jessica Tillipman writes for The FCPA Blog about how individuals are now encouraged to report to the SEC first for anti-retaliation protection.

"Elaine Chao And Mitch McConnell’s Potential Conflict Of Interest, Explained"

June 11, 2019

Jessica Tillipman is quoted by Vox about how more incriminating evidence against Chao and McConnell is needed before taking action.