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

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

"We Asked Ethics Experts About Trump's Worst Abuses During His First Year In Office"

January 17, 2018

Jessica Tillipman is quoted in Mother Jones about Trump's ethics during his first year in office.

"Hey, Rosie O'Donnell: It's Illegal to Offer Cash to GOP Senators to Switch Vote on Tax Bill?"

December 20, 2017

Jessica Tillipman is quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle about Ms. O'Donnell's tweet and her lucrative offer to GOP senators.

"Why Are Corruption Cases Crumbling? Some Blame the Supreme Court"

November 17, 2017

Jessica Tillipman is quoted in The New York Times about the Bob McDonnell case. 

"Experts Say Sen. Menendez Filing Won't Prevent Trial, But Could Keep Case From Going to Jury"

July 20, 2017

Jessica Tillipman is quoted in USA Today about Sen. Bob Menendez's latest motion to have his corruption indictment thrown out.

"Karl Racine Denies Wine Shop Investment Motivated Trump Lawsuit"

June 20, 2017

Jessica Tillipman is interviewed by WAMU 88.5 about Racine's investments and his emoluments suit.