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Lee Tiedrich

Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Ethical Technology - Duke University Science & Society


Lee Tiedrich is a Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Ethical Technology with the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and has a dual appointment at Duke Law School. Lee is a widely recognised leader in artificial intelligence, data, and emerging technology matters. Lee collaborates with the OECD through the Ethical Tech Practicum she designed and teaches at Duke University.  She has been selected to serve in the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) Multistakeholder Expert Group, and she is a co-chair of the GPAI MEG IP committee and the GPAI MEG AI and Climate committee.  She also is a co-author of the forthcoming casebook, The Law of Artificial Intelligence (West Academic, 2023).  A Duke alumna with a degree in electrical engineering and over 30 years of legal experience, Lee has had a long career bridging technology, law, and policy. As a partner at the global law firm Covington & Burling LLP, she served as co-chair of the firm’s global and multi-disciplinary AI Initiative and counselled organisations on a broad range of data and technology matters, including policy, governance, intellectual property, regulatory, digital transformation and transactions.

Featured publications:

  1. Can AI help save the planet? – OECD.AI
  2. Intellectual-property-expert-preliminary-report-on-data-and-AI-model-licensing.pdf (
  3. Biodiversity-and-AI-opportunities-recommendations-for-action.pdf (
  4. Data and emerging technology: The new ethics and compliance frontier | COSMOS Compliance Universe (
  5. Recent Developments in Artificial Intelligence Law and Policy | The Regulatory Review (
  6. FTC-provides-guidance-on-use-of-ai-and-algorithms.pdf (
  7. 10-steps-to-creating-trustworthy-ai-applications.pdf (
  8. 10-best-practices-for-artificial-intelligence-related-intellectual-property.pdf (
  9. 10 Best Practices For Due Diligence In AI Transactions – Law360
  10. “The National Information Infrastructure Initiative and the Emergence o” by Jonathan D. Blake and Lee J. Tiedrich (
  11. Lee Tiedrich: From Covington & Burling to Duke University | AI Magazine
  12. Lee Tiedrich on the importance of regulations for AI policy | AI Magazine
  13. AI+and+Human+Rights_Building+a+Tech+Future+Aligned+With+the+Public+Interest +(4).pdf ( (featured on pp. 147-150)
  14. The Communications Act: A Legislative History of the Major Amendments, 1934-1996 – Google Books
  15. Competitive Bidding and Personal Communications Services: A New Paradigm for FCC Licensing (


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