Jessica Tillipman | Senior Editor
Jessica Tillipman is a senior editor of the FCPA Blog.
She’s the Assistant Dean for Government Procurement Law Studies and Government Contracts Advisory Council Professorial Lecturer in Government Contracts Law, Practice & Policy. She also teaches Anti-Corruption & Compliance, a course that focuses on anti-corruption, ethics, and compliance issues in government procurement, and regularly advises foreign governments and companies on anti-corruption and compliance issues.
Prior to joining GW Law, Dean Tillipman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lawrence S. Margolis of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and was an associate at Jenner & Block, where she specialized in Government Contracts and White Collar Criminal Defense.
Dean Tillipman is also a co-chair of the American Bar Association, International Anti-Corruption Committee. She frequently organizes and presents at domestic and international government procurement and anti-corruption conferences and colloquia, and her legal commentary has been featured in numerous domestic and international media outlets. She has also published numerous articles that address legal and policy issues involving anti-corruption, government procurement, white-collar crime, and government ethics law.
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.
Canada’s debarment regime: Arbitrary, punitive, and opaque
In 2019, SNC-Lavalin made global headlines after it was revealed that the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, had interfered in the prosecution of the company for the
Roundtable discussion on tackling demand-side corruption
The ABA International Anti-Corruption Committee, GW Law’s Government Procurement Law Program, and American University’s U.S. & International Anti-Corruption Law Program are hosting a virtual roundtable
It’s time to ban members of Congress (and their spouses) from trading stocks
Pressure is intensifying in Congress as members consider whether to ban themselves from owning and trading individual stocks. From an anti-corruption perspective, this is a no-brainer.
The new OECD Recommendation brings nuance and reason to debarment
I was delighted to read the OECD’s recent Recommendation for further combating the bribery of foreign officials. As Nicola Bonucci and Nathaniel Edmonds noted in their timely
America: Let’s not pat ourselves on the back quite yet
Anti-corruption experts around the world cheered last week when the Biden Administration announced that “countering corruption [is] a core United States national security interest.” And for good
The ISDC’s latest debarment report to Congress raises more questions than it answers
On January 15, the U.S. Interagency Suspension & Debarment Committee (ISDC) sent its annual report on the status of the federal suspension and debarment system
$2.5 Trillion and Counting: How to reduce risks of corruption, fraud, and mismanagement in U.S. Covid stimulus programs
On March 27, the U.S. Congress passed a nearly $2 trillion bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, with near-unanimous support, to
Why do small government contractors often fail to invest in ethics and compliance programs?
Over the past decade, the increase in global anti-corruption enforcement has profoundly impacted large, multinational corporations. Many of these companies have responded to the enforcement
DC breeds another outrageous ethics scandal
Washington, D.C. has a long and ignominious history of local corruption scandals. So it takes uniquely outrageous conduct to capture the attention of my fellow
No easy solutions to the scourge of demand-side bribery
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.*