Lee Tiedrich

Lee Tiedrich

Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Ethical Tech

Lee Tiedrich is Executive in Residence in the Pratt School of Engineering and a Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Law & Responsible Technology in the Duke Initiative for Science & Society. Her work complements our growing focus in research, engagement, and educational offerings in ethical technology.

As a Duke alumna in electrical engineering and with over 30 years of legal experience as a partner at the global law firm Covington & Burling LLP, Lee has a long career bridging technology, law and policy. At Covington, she served as co-chair of the firm’s global and multi-disciplinary Artificial Intelligence Initiative and counseled organizations on a broad range of data and technology matters, including policy, governance, intellectual property, regulatory, transactional and digital transformation matters. She has written and spoken extensively on AI, data and emerging technology including to the Council on Foreign Relations, the Singapore Embassy (with the Ambassador), the Federal Judicial Conference, the National Judicial College, the Athens AI and the Rule of Law Roundtable, the Aspen Institute, the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Stanford University, New York University, and other leading institutions.


Community and Board Involvement

Lee 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. She served on the Biden-Harris Campaign Policy Committee and on the Board of the UC Hastings College of the Law Worklife Law Center. She is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Lee 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 firm-wide Diversity Committee. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Duke University, School of Engineering. She is also a proud Duke parent.