Jessica's the Assistant Dean for Outside Placement and a Professorial Lecturer in Law at George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., from which she also earned her J.D. degree with honors, following receipt of a B.S. degree cum laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
At GW, Jessica manages the law school’s externship program, including the supervision of more than 500 students a year, and also teaches an Anti-Corruption seminar and a Scholarly Writing course for the Public Contract Law Journal.
Before entering academia, she was an associate at Jenner & Block, a member of the firm's Government Contracts and White Collar Criminal Defense and Counseling practice groups. Before that, she served as a law clerk to Judge Lawrence S. Margolis, U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Her publications have focused on white collar and government contracting issues; her Reform of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement: Procurement Regulation for the 21st Century, 2010-2011, appeared in 2010.
Jessica's guest post below analyzes the interrelation of U.S. government contracting in relation and the federal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.