Jessica Tillipman | Senior Editor
Jessica Tillipman is a senior editor of the FCPA Blog.
She’s the Assistant Dean for Field Placement and Professorial Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University Law School. In addition to managing the law school’s large externship program, she teaches a Government Contracts Anti-Corruption & Compliance Seminar that focuses on anti-corruption, ethics and compliance issues in government procurement. She also advises companies on anti-corruption compliance issues.
Prior to joining GW Law, Dean Tillipman 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. She 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 articles on various government contracts and white collar topics, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, suspension and debarment, and government ethics in The George Washington University International Law Review, Fordham Law Review Res Gestae, the Public Contract Law Journal, Public Procurement Law Review, and Thomson Reuter’s Briefing Papers.
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 graduated cum laude from Miami University in Oxford, OH and obtained her JD, with honors, from George Washington University Law School.
Imagine your house is on fire. In the front of the house, you have a fire department working tirelessly to put out the fire with water. In the back, someone is spraying your house with gasoline.*
I recently read a Wall Street Journal article which discussed a $4.5 million award issued by the SEC to a whistleblower. The agency granted the award pursuant to a rule designed to incentivize internal reporting by whistleblowers who also report to the SEC within 120 days.
On June 28, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed amendments to its whistleblower award program and requested comments from the public.
Few corporations are willing to risk the extensive legal costs, reputational damage, and potentially devastating collateral consequences of a trial. Thus, unsurprisingly, corporate settlements have proliferated in recent years, becoming a staple of the U.S. criminal justice system.
According to Good Jobs First’s “Violation Tracker,” since 2000, HSBC has accrued $4.8 billion in penalties in 23 criminal and civil enforcement actions.
The FCPA Blog’s post Wednesday about important cases mentioned Telia, Siemens, TSKJ, The Africa Sting, and U.S. v. Kay. For the reasons set out in the post, those are all good candidates. But for me, hands down, the most important case is Siemens.
The nation collectively gasped last week when the media reported that the IRS awarded Equifax a $7.25 million sole source contract to “verify taxpayer identities and help prevent fraud.”
It’s a phrase every compliance officer or compliance consultant is familiar with: “This is how we have always done it.”
The DOJ’s Yates Memo is nearly a year old. The anti-corruption and compliance communities are still wondering what impact it will have on individual responsibility for white collar crimes. That in turn has brought more interest about past prison sentences for FCPA offenses and what future defendants might expect when sentenced.