Judith Germano

Founder and Lead Counsel

GermanoLaw LLC

Judith Germano is an attorney, academic, entrepreneur and former federal prosecutor with deep expertise in cybersecurity, data privacy, complex federal fraud and regulatory-compliance matters, as well as enterprise risk management and organizational communication. Judi is the founder and lead counsel of the boutique law firm GermanoLaw LLC, advising and representing clients on cybersecurity governance, incident response, regulatory compliance, civil and criminal investigations, and risk management. GermanoLaw is 100% women owned and operated, with clients ranging from Fortune 50 to startup organizations, as well as boards and individual executives.

Judi is a Distinguished Fellow and Professor at NYU’s Center for Cybersecurity (CCS), Senior Fellow at NYU’s Center on Law & Security, an Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, and Adjunct Professor at NYU Stern School of Business. Judi is an Expert Industry Advisor of TruePic, serves on the National Advisory Board of the Advanced CyberSecurity Center (ACSC), is a Faculty Board Member of the Volatility and Risk Institute at NYU, and is Board President and a co-founder of FAME GC (Friends of Arts & Music Enrichment, GC), a non-profit created to support music and arts education and opportunity in K-12 public schools.

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 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.