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

"Odds Don't Favor Robin Hayes and Greg Lindberg in Corruption Case, Experts Say"

April 12, 2019
Jessica Tillipman is quoted by the Charlotte Observer about the bribery case against former Congressman Hayes and campaign donor Greg Lindberg.

"Does Donald Trump Have Business Entanglements with Iran's Revolutionary Guard?"

April 08, 2019

Jessica Tillipman is quoted by Salon about Trump's business ties with a group designated as a terrorist organization.

“Federal Investigation Plunges St. Louis County Into Chaos”

March 31, 2019

Jessica Tillipman is quoted by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about how often federal investigators hand out subpoenas.

"Trump Profiting From Presidency by Selling White House-Branded Merchandise via His ‘Trump Store’"

March 22, 2019
Jessica Tillipman is quoted by The Independent about Trump's website launching White House-branded merchandise in a potential ethics violation.

“Airport Chief Invested in Tiny Airline He Helped Bring to Louisville. Now It's Bankrupt”

March 19, 2019

Jessica Tillipman is quoted by the Courier Journal about why Jim Welch's involvement with OneJet violated the spirit of the law.