Judith Germano

Founder, GermanoLaw

Distinguished Fellow, NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS)

Judith H. Germano is a nationally recognized thought leader on cybersecurity governance and privacy issues. A former federal prosecutor for 11 years and founder of GermanoLaw LLC, Judi advises public and privately-held companies on cybersecurity and privacy matters, and represents companies and individuals on issues relating to fraud and other financial crimes, and regulatory-compliance. Judi is a Distinguished Fellow at the NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS) and NYU Center on Law & Security (CLS), a Professor in NYU’s Masters in Cybersecurity degree program, and an Adjunct Professor at NYU School of Law. Judi leads the CCS cybersecurity roundtable series, engaging corporate executives and senior government officials to address critical cybersecurity concerns, and spearheads NYU’s Cybersecurity Women Leaders annual conference.

Judi previously was Chief of Economic Crimes at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey where she 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. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Judi worked at the global law firm Shearman & Sterling, and served as a law clerk to federal judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Judi’s publications include: Cybersecurity Partnerships: A New Era of Collaboration; Third-Party Cyber Risk & Corporate Responsibility; and After the Breach: Cybersecurity Liability Risk. Judi has presented at numerous events and programs, including the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)’s Global Board Leaders Summit; NACD’s Cybersecurity Summit; the Washington Post Cybersecurity Summit; the CISO Executive Summit; the PLI Director’s Institute; the Counsel on Foreign Relations (NYC); the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Washington, D.C.); national meetings and internal training programs for the FBI, SEC, FTC and FDA; lectures at NYU, Columbia, Yale, and Georgetown University. Judi has appeared on BBC World News and HuffPost Live, and been quoted in Forbes, the Washington Post, CNBC and elsewhere. GermanoLaw LLC is a wholly woman-owned and run law firm. Judi founded GermanoLawLLC in 2013 to provide client-focused advice and representation to companies and individuals.