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

"Bribery Division Sparks Questions Over Odebrecht’s US Plea Deal"

September 16, 2019

Jessica Tillipman is quoted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on Odebrecht's cooperation agreements and plea deals.

"Trump's Refusal To Divest From His Companies Is Testing Ethical Limit"

September 08, 2019
Jessica Tillipman is quoted by Newsday on how the executive branch should not be allowed to profit from business ventures with federal agencies.

“China Intercepts WeChat Texts From US And Abroad, Researcher Says"

August 29, 2019

Donald C. Clarke is quoted by NPR on China's control over technology companies in its country.

"No Easy Solutions to the Scourge of Demand-side Bribery"

August 27, 2019

Jessica Tillipman writes for The FCPA Blog on the Foreign Extortion Prevention Act, a proposed law that would prosecute corrupt foreign officials.

"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.