2013-2014 CLS 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: Judith H. Germano

Judith H. Germano is a Senior Fellow at the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law, focusing on cyber/national security matters.  She is leading the Center's Cyber Task Force, which is focused on public/private sector communication, coordination and cooperation.  Judith also is the founding member of GermanoLawLLC, which advises companies and individuals on white-collar criminal, cyber and regulatory matters, as well as internal investigations, ethics/compliance, security 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 offenses of national and international impact, involving cybercrime, financial fraud, corruption, and national security.  Judith handled the District of New Jersey’s first criminal prosecution based on evidence obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA); supervised the nation’s two largest data breach prosecutions; and prosecuted a $37 million securities fraud case that resulted in the nation’s longest-ever prison term for insider trading.  Judith also was the lead prosecutor in the investigation and prosecution of Sharpe James, the former mayor of Newark, New Jersey, and a State Senator. 

Judith frequently lectures on issues related to cyber security, financial and securities fraud, private and public-sector corruption (including FCPA), ethics, and national security.  She has presented at national FBI training conferences, the Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center, universities and private-sector conferences.  Judith is a member of the Advisory Board of Montclair State University’s Paralegal Studies Program, and was Board President/Trustee of The Children’s House Montessori Preschool in Verona, New Jersey. 

Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Judith worked at Shearman & Sterling in New York.  She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph M. McLaughlin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Honorable Dominic J. Squatrito of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.  Judith was an adjunct faculty member at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, New York Extension, from 1992 to 1996, and worked for two years at Burson-Marsteller on corporate/media relations issues.  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.

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.