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Prof. Judith H. Germano

Prof. Judith H. Germano

Founder, GermanoLaw LLC
Professor and Distinguished Fellow, NYU Center for Cybersecurity
Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Law
New York City and Montclair, NJ, USA


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 Professor and Distinguished Fellow at the NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS) (teaching incident response, cybercrime and emerging threats), and an Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU School of Law.  Judi spearheads the NYU Cybersecurity Leaders roundtable series, engaging corporate executives and senior government officials to address critical cybersecurity concerns, and chairs NYU’s Women Cybersecurity 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, among others:  Cybersecurity Partnerships:  A New Era of Collaboration; Third-Party Cyber Risk & Corporate Responsibility; and After the Breach: Cybersecurity Liability Risk.  Judi is a frequently sought-after public speaker, and has spoken at numerous national and international events for companies, government agencies, and academia.  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, representation and education for companies and individuals. 

Prof. Judith H. Germano is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Cyberthreat Spawns New Era of Public-Private Collaboration (February 20, 2015) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
From the War Room to the Board Room? Effectively Managing Cyber Risk without Joining the Front Lines (June 2015) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
“Proposed NY Cybersecurity Regulation: A Giant Leap Backward?”, Forbes (December 2, 2016) https://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2016/12/02/proposed-ny-cybersecurity-regulation-a-giant-leapbackward/amp/#7d6d0b5821f9 - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
After the Breach: Cybersecurity Liability Risk - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
Palkon v. Holmes, No. 2:14-CV-01234 (SRC) (D.N.J. 2014) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
Third-Party Cyber Risk & Corporate Responsibility (February 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
Cybersecurity Partnerships: A New Era of Public-Private Collaboration (October 2014) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
One More Reason for Companies to Report Data Breaches (May 26, 2015) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
From the War Room to the Board Room? Effectively Managing Cyber Risk without Joining the Front Lines (June 2015) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual), Thursday, November 29, 2018
Proposed NY Cybersecurity Regulation: A Giant Leap Backward?, Forbes (December 2, 2016), https://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2016/12/02/proposed-ny-cybersecurity-regulation-a-giant-leapbackward/amp/#7d6d0b5821f9 - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual), Thursday, November 29, 2018
One More Reason for Companies to Report Data Breaches (May 26, 2015) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual), Thursday, November 29, 2018
U.S. Department of Justice, Cybersecurity Unit, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, A Framework for a Vulnerability Disclosure Program for Online Systems, Version 1.0 (July 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual), Thursday, November 29, 2018
Cyberthreat Spawns New Era of Public-Private Collaboration (February 20, 2015) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual), Thursday, November 29, 2018
Palkon v. Holmes, No. 2:14-CV-01234 (SRC) (D.N.J. 2014) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual), Thursday, November 29, 2018
After the Breach: Cybersecurity Liability Risk - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual), Thursday, November 29, 2018
Third-Party Cyber Risk & Corporate Responsibility (February 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual), Thursday, November 29, 2018
U.S. Department of Justice, Cybersecurity Unit, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, Best Practices for Victim Response and Reporting of Cyber Incidents, Version 2.0 (September 2018) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual), Thursday, November 29, 2018
Cybersecurity Partnerships: A New Era of Public-Private Collaboration (October 2014) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual), Thursday, November 29, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director’s Role - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) 2018, Thursday, December 06, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) 2018, Thursday, December 06, 2018, New York, NY
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director’s Role - Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director’s Role, Thursday, December 06, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director’s Role - Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director’s Role, Thursday, December 06, 2018
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