Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

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.

Recent Posts

GW Law ‘Caught On’ Six Years Ago…

Image courtesy of GW LawYesterday, my FCPA Blog colleague, Dick Cassin, posted Memo to law schools: The world needs compliance officers, in which he implored law schools to train J.D. candidates in compliance. He also noted that while a few schools teach the FCPA and white collar courses, compliance is not taught in law schools.

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D.C. Metro ‘Opens Doors’ to Procurement Fraud and Retaliation

While the beleaguered Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (“WMATA”) is often the subject of negative press about its service issues and mismanagement, the organization faced a new type of headline last week. On August 20th, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced a $4.2 million settlement with Metro to resolve several alleged procurement law violations.

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Dear Virginia: Do better

Last summer, I wrote a series for the FCPA Blog about Virginia’s “Shamefully Inadequate Ethics Laws” (see here, here and here). I was not alone in criticizing what has been deemed one of the least effective ethics regimes in the country.

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MicroTech’s proposed debarment shows vulnerabilities in federal small business contracting programs

On December 27, the Washington Post reported that the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) had proposed MicroTechnologies LLC (“MicroTech”) for debarment (as well as MicroTech’s CEO and founder, Anthony Jimenez). The SBA is alleging that, among other things, MicroTech and Jimenez submitted “false and misleading statements” in connection with the company’s application to the SBA’s 8(a) Program.

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DC event will honor Mark Pieth, examine OECD and UN anti-corruption efforts

Mark Pieth, Professor of Criminal Law at Basel University, Chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business TransactionsOn December 4, 2013, The George Washington University Law School will host a tribute to Mark Pieth for his 25 years serving as Chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions.  

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Automatic Cross-Debarment: A Comparative Discussion

As readers of the FCPA Blog know, the U.S. federal government has traditionally cross-debarred contractors across the federal government — once a contractor is debarred by one agency, that contractor is automatically debarred by all. Similarly, since 2010, the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) have had a cross-debarment agreement in place, providing for the mutual enforcement of debarment decisions with respect to the four harmonized sanctionable practices, i.e. corruption, fraud, coercion, and collusion.

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Marion Barry Censured …… Again

When I first read the headline last summer, I thought the article was written by “The Onion.” Titled Marion Barry lectures on ethics during chaotic Council session, it described a mind-blowing D.C. Council session during which Barry expressed anger over recent ethics scandals involving D.C. councilmembers.  

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