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Judith H. Germano

Judith H. Germano

Senior Fellow on Cybersecurity, and Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU Scbool of Law
Founder, GermanoLaw LLC
New York City and Montclair, NJ, USA


Judith H. Germano is a nationally recognized thought leader on cybersecurity governance and privacy issues. She is an attorney, entrepreneur, senior fellow and adjunct professor at a top-10 U.S. law school, and a former federal prosecutor.

Judi is recognized as a “cybersecurity pioneer” by New York University, and a “cybersecurity expert” by Directors & Boards magazine. The 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 also serves as a Senior Fellow at New York University’s Center for Cybersecurity and Center on Law & Security, and is an Adjunct Professor at NYU School of Law. Judi leads NYU’s cybersecurity task force of corporate executives and senior government officials, spearheads NYU’s Women Cyber Leaders Series, and developed NYU Law School’s first Cybercrime seminar. Judi is a highly sought after keynote speaker and presenter.

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. 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; available at www.lawandsecurity.org/Publications/CLS-Originals.; as well as: Proposed NY Cybersecurity Regulation: A Giant Leap Backward? published in Forbes, at https://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2016/12/02/proposed-ny-cybersecurity-regulation-a-giant-leapbackward/#6203645320cb. 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 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. She has appeared on HuffPost Live and been quoted in Forbes, the Washington Post and elsewhere. Judi has successfully completed three IronMan (140.6 mile) triathlons, and several marathons.

Judith H. Germano is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director's Role - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fourteenth Annual), Friday, December 02, 2016
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director's Role - Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director's Role, Friday, December 02, 2016
Transcripts  Transcripts Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director's Role - Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director's Role, Friday, December 02, 2016
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director's Role - Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director's Role, Friday, December 02, 2016
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters After the Breach: Cybersecurity Liability Risk - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fourteenth Annual), Monday, December 05, 2016
Best Practices for Victim Response and Reporting of Cyber Incidents (April 2015) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fourteenth Annual), Monday, December 05, 2016
Cyberthreat Spawns New Era of Public-Private Collaboration (February 20, 2015) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fourteenth Annual), Monday, December 05, 2016
From the War Room to the Board Room? Effectively Managing Cyber Risk without Joining the Front Lines (June 2015) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fourteenth Annual), Monday, December 05, 2016
Cybersecurity Partnerships: A New Era of Public-Private Collaboration (October 2014) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fourteenth Annual), Monday, December 05, 2016
Palkon v. Holmes, No. 2:14-CV-01234 (SRC) (D.N.J. 2014) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fourteenth Annual), Monday, December 05, 2016
One More Reason for Companies to Report Data Breaches (May 26, 2015) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fourteenth Annual), Monday, December 05, 2016
Palkon v. Holmes, No. 2:14-CV-01234 (SRC) (D.N.J. 2014) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Cyberthreat Spawns New Era of Public-Private Collaboration (February 20, 2015) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, November 29, 2017
After the Breach: Cybersecurity Liability Risk - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, November 29, 2017
One More Reason for Companies to Report Data Breaches (May 26, 2015) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, November 29, 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), Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Cybersecurity Partnerships: A New Era of Public-Private Collaboration (October 2014) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, November 29, 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), Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Third-Party Cyber Risk & Corporate Responsibility (February 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, November 29, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fourteenth Annual), Monday, December 12, 2016, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, November 29, 2017, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, November 29, 2017, New York, NY
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