Center on Law and Security Fellows

Weinstein Family Distinguished Fellow: The Honorable Dorit Beinisch, President (ret.), the Supreme Court of Israel

The Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law is pleased to announce that the 
Honorable Dorit Beinisch, former President of the Israeli Supreme Court is the Center's Senior Fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year. Dorit Beinisch served as the President of the Supreme Court of Israel from 2006-2012 and as Justice of the Supreme Court since December 1995. Before joining the Supreme Court Justice Beinisch served in the Israeli Ministry of Justice for 28 years holding different positions in the criminal law and Constitutional and Administrative Law divisions. Her last role in the Ministry of Justice was the State Attorney of Israel in charge of all state litigation in courts. Throughout her public service, Beinisch represented the state of Israel in major cases before the Supreme Court. President Beinisch received her legal education (LL.B. and LL.M. summa cum laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Senior Fellow: Michael Farbiarz

Michael Farbiarz
is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Law and Security, and at the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law.  He served as an Assistant United States Attorney for more than ten years, and, from 2009 to 2014, he supervised the country's pre-eminent team of national security prosecutors, as the Co-Chief of the Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit at the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.  Prior to becoming a federal prosecutor, Mr. Farbiarz worked at a New York law firm and served as a law clerk on the Second Circuit (for Judge Jose Cabranes) and in the Southern District of New York (for Chief Judge Michael Mukasey).  Mr. Farbiarz received his law degree from Yale in 1999, and his undergraduate degree from Harvard in 1995.

Senior Fellow: Judith H. Germano

Judith H. Germano is a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, focusing on cutting-edge cybersecurity and privacy issues and leading the Center on Law & Security’s cybersecurity task force of corporate executives and senior government officials.  Judith also is the founding member of GermanoLawLLC, advising Fortune 50 and other companies, entities and individuals, on privacy, cybersecurity, securities fraud and other complex white-collar criminal and regulatory-compliance matters.  She has counseled organizations on matters of corporate governance, internal investigations, and crisis management. 

Judith previously was Chief of Economic Crimes at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey.  A federal prosecutor for 11 years, Judith supervised and prosecuted complex criminal cases of national and international impact, involving cybercrime, securities and other financial fraud, corruption and national security.  Judith also worked at 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.  Judith received her J.D. degree, with honors and a full academic scholarship, from St. John’s University School of Law, and received her B.S. degree from Cornell University. 

Judith lectures nationally and internationally on issues related to cybersecurity, privacy, financial fraud, private and public-sector corruption (including FCPA), ethics, and national security.

Senior Fellow: Richard Morgan

Richard Morgan is a Senior Fellow at the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law, focusing on comparative intelligence oversight.  For the past five years, Richard has served as an attorney in the U.S. Intelligence Community, focusing on litigation, oversight, and operational law.  An officer in the United States Navy, Richard served as a Rule of Law advisor in Ramadi, Iraq from 2008-2009. Richard clerked for Chief Judge James E. Baker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  He holds a Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School, and a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Hertford College of Oxford University.  Richard earned a Bachelor of Arts in Politics & Government from University of Hartford, and a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School.

Senior Fellow: Andrew Weissmann

Andrew Weissmann
is a Senior Fellow to both the Center for Law and Security and the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law.  Weissmann served as the General Counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2011 to 2013.  He previously served as special counsel to FBI Director Mueller in 2005, after which he was a partner at Jenner & Block LLP in New York City until 2011.   From 1991-2006, Weissmann was a federal prosecutor.  From 2002-2005, he was on the Enron Task Force in Washington D.C. and served as its Director, participating in and supervising the prosecution of more than 30 individuals in connection with the company’s collapse.  Prior to joining the task force, Weissmann served as the Chief of the Criminal Division in the Eastern District of New York. 

As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he prosecuted numerous members of the Colombo, Gambino, and Genovese families, including the bosses of the Colombo and Genovese families.  Mr. Weissmann also has extensive experience in private practice, including winning the largest Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration award in history.  He has taught criminal law and procedure at Fordham Law School and Brooklyn Law School.  He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School and was on the managing board of the Columbia Law Review.  He clerked for the Honorable Eugene H. Nickerson.  He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and attended the University of Geneva on a Fulbright Fellowship.