Judith H. Germano

Non-Resident Senior Fellow


Judith H. Germano is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Reiss Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law. She is also a Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Cybersecurity and an Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. She is a nationally-recognized thought leader on cybersecurity governance and privacy issues. Judi leads the CCS cybersecurity taskforce and roundtable series of corporate executives and senior government officials addressing critical cybersecurity concerns. Judi also is the founder of GermanoLaw LLC, advising public and privately-held companies on cybersecurity and privacy matters, and representing companies and individuals on securities fraud and other complex white-collar criminal and regulatory-compliance issues. Judi counsels senior executives and corporations on matters of corporate governance, internal investigations and crisis management, and criminal as well as civil defense. She also serves on the advisory board of Truepic, a photo and video verification platform.

Judi 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, 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 U.S. 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 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.  Judi has a B.S. from Cornell University, and a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, as a merit scholar.

Judi’s publications include:  “Cybersecurity Partnerships:  A New Era of Collaboration,” and “After the Breach: Cybersecurity Liability Risk.” Follow her on Twitter @JudiGermano.