Lee Tiedrich is a widely recognized leader in artificial intelligence, data, and emerging technologies. She is a member of both the OECD and Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) AI expert groups and co-chairs both the GPAI Responsible AI Strategy for the Environment (RAISE) committee and the GPAI Intellectual Property Advisory Committee.
With a degree in electrical engineering and over 30 years of legal experience, Lee has a long career helping organizations navigate uncertainty to achieve their objectives. She was a partner at the global law firm Covington & Burling LLP, where she led the firm’s global and multi-disciplinary AI Initiative and counselled organizations on a broad range of data and technology matters, including digital transformation, AI and data governance, policy, intellectual property, regulatory, transactions and other corporate matters. She holds three appointments at Duke University, including Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Law and Responsible Technology, Executive in Residence, and Responsible Technology Scholar in AI Health.
Lee speaks frequently to government leaders and at leading institutions, such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Federal Judicial Center, the National Judicial College, the OECD, COP-27, GPAI, WIPO, and at leading universities. She has held leadership positions with the American Bar Association and has served as a peer reviewer for Oxford University Press.
Lee is a co-author of the forthcoming casebook, The Law of Artificial Intelligence (West Academic 2024) and has several other publications. She is a member of the CEIMIA Board of Directors and the Editorial Board of the Journal for AI Regulation. She served on the Biden Campaign Policy Committee and is registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and earned a B.S.E. in electrical engineering from Duke University, with both Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi honors. Prior to joining the Duke faculty, she chaired the Strategy Committee of the Duke Engineering School Board of Visitors and was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.