Lee J. Tiedrich

Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Ethical Technology, Duke Initiative on Science & Society | Duke University School of Law (Durham, NC)

Lee Tiedrich is a Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Ethical Technology for the Duke Initiative on Science & Society, and effective Jan 1, 2022, she also will be a Visiting Professor of the Practice at Duke Law School.

Combining her electrical engineering and legal background, Ms Tiedrich has worked at the intersection of technology, law and policy for over 3 decades, starting with the advent of cellular and the internet through today. Prior to joining Duke, Ms. Tiedrich was a partner at the global law firm, Covington & Burling LLP, where she served as co-chair of the firm’s global and multi-disciplinary Artificial Intelligence Initiative. She has counseled numerous organizations across industries and jurisdictions on a wide range of matters, including policy, governance, ethics, intellectual property, regulatory and transactional matters arising in connection with artificial intelligence, data, technology and digital transformation. She has written and spoken extensively on these topics, including at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Singapore Embassy (with the Ambassador), the AI and the Rule of Law Roundtable (under the patronage of the President of Greece), the Federal Judicial Conference, the National Judicial College, the American Bar Association, the Aspen Institute, the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, and at Stanford, UC Berkeley, NYU, ASU and Istanbul Biligi University.

Ms. Tiedrich serves on the Board of Visitors of Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering and the Dean’s Council for Penn Law Women. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, served on the Biden-Harris Campaign Policy Committee and the Board of the UC Hasting College of the Law Work Life Law Center. She has been a peer reviewer for Oxford University Press and was a contributor to the IEEE Law Committee Chapter, Ethically Aligned Design (First Edition (2019). She is a past member of the ABA Council on Science and Technology and past committee chair. She is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and was a Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke Law School prior to her current appointment.

Ms. Tiedrich is a champion for diversity, equity and inclusion. She was appointed the founding Chair of Covington’s Women’s Forum in 2003 and later served as Co-Chair of the firmwide Diversity Committee. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Duke University, School of Engineering.