Founder & Lead Counsel, GermanoLaw LLC; Distinguished Fellow, NYU Center for Cybersecurity
Focus Areas: Hacking, identity theft, data breach, risk assessment, system vulnerability
Judith H. Germano is a nationally-recognized thought leader on cybersecurity governance and privacy issues. She is a Distinguished Fellow at the NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS) and Senior Fellow at the Reiss Center on Law and Security, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU School of Law and NYU Stern School of Business. Judi founded the Women Leaders in Cybersecurity series, and leads the CCS Cybersecurity Leaders Roundtable series of corporate executives and senior government officials addressing critical cybersecurity concerns. Judi is a member of the Board of Directors of Dime Community Bancshares Inc. (Nasdaq: DCOM), and serves on the Enterprise Risk, Strategic Planning and Credit Risk committees. Judi also is the founder of GermanoLaw LLC, advising public and privately-held companies and executives on enterprise risk management, cybersecurity and privacy matters, securities fraud and other complex white-collar criminal and regulatory-compliance issues. At GermanoLaw, Judi regularly counsels corporations, senior executives and boards on matters of corporate governance, federal and internal investigations, crisis management, and criminal as well as civil defense.
Judi previously was Chief of Economic Crimes at the US Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. A federal prosecutor for 11 years, Judi supervised and prosecuted complex criminal cases of national and international impact, involving cybercrime, securities and other financial fraud, identity theft, corruption, export enforcement and national security. Judi handled and supervised global cybercrime investigations and prosecuted the District of New Jersey’s first criminal case arising out of evidence obtained pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Before joining the US Attorney’s Office, Judi worked at the global law firm Shearman & Sterling, and also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph M. McLaughlin of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Honorable Dominic J. Squatrito of the US District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Judi has a BS from Cornell University, and a JD from St. John’s University School of Law, as a merit scholar. Judi is co-author of two books and has written various whitepapers and articles, including, among others: “Cybersecurity Partnerships: A New Era of Collaboration,” “Third-Party Risk and Corporate Responsibility,” and co-authored “After the Breach: Cybersecurity Liability Risk.”
Publications/Media/Affiliations of Judith Germano
Just Security, American Water Works Association
Areas of Expertise
Women in cybersecurity, Cybercrime and Incident Response