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.
On February 5, 2013, Rep. Issa introduced the Stop Unworthy Spending (SUSPEND) Act–a discussion draft bill that proposes to overhaul the federal suspension & debarment system. The SUSPEND Act has triggered significant interest and debate within the procurement community. Indeed, last April, I co-authored a series with Lauren Youngman about the SUSPEND Act (see Part I, Part II, and Part III).
San Diego, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2005) – Congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham (R-CA) delivers a speech aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)Every fall, I co-teach an Anti-Corruption Seminar at GW Law School. . . .
This is Part III of a three-part series on the SUSPEND Act. See Part I and Part II.
While the federal suspension and debarment (S/D) regime can always be improved, the consolidation of all civilian agencies is neither an appropriate nor effective solution.
This is Part II of a three-part series on the SUSPEND Act. Part I is available here.
As we discussed in Part I, the SUSPEND Act mandates repealing all civilian agencies’ suspension and debarment (S/D) authority, and replacing the independent programs with a single Board of Civilian Suspension and Debarment.
In recent years, suspension and debarment (S/D) programs in some federal agencies have been under pressure from the Executive Branch and Congress to increase their actions (see here, here and here).
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it has suspended BP from the U.S. procurement system. The EPA explained that it did so because of BP’s “lack of business integrity” relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
On December 4, 2012, The George Washington University Law School and the Anti-Corruption Committee and North American Forum of the International Bar Association (in cooperation with the Anti-Corruption Committee of the American Bar Association) will host a day-long conference on the International Fight Against Corruption.
A few weeks ago, Transparency International UK’s (“TI-UK”) International Defence and Security Programme published the 2012 “Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index.”