Judith H. Germano advises public and privately-held companies on cybersecurity and privacy matters, and represents companies and individuals on complex white-collar criminal and regulatory-compliance issues. As the founding member of GermanoLawLLC, Judith has counseled clients on matters of cybersecurity governance and risk management, internal investigations, and criminal as well as civil defense. Judith also serves as a Senior Fellow on Cybersecurity, and Adjunct Professor of Law, at New York University School of Law, focusing on critical cybersecurity and privacy issues, and leading the Center on Law & Security’s cybersecurity task force of corporate executives and senior government officials.

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, identity theft, corruption and national security. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Judith worked at Shearman & Sterling in New York, 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. 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 has been recognized as a “cybersecurity expert” by Directors & Boards Magazine; her recent publications include: “Cybersecurity Partnerships: A New Era of Collaboration,” and “After the Breach: Cybersecurity Liability Risk,” both available at



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