Neil V. Getnick

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Finalist, 2011 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. Finalist, 2004 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. Editor-in-Chief, Civil Prosecution News, Clark Boardman Callaghan, 1994-1996. Author: "Fast and Loose on Medicaid Fraud," Op Ed, New York Newsday, June 16, 2006; "NYRA's Best Friend," Op Ed, The Bloodhorse, May 2, 2006; "Tackling the Future of Racing in New York," Op Ed, Albany Times Union, January 24, 2006; "The Role of the Private Law Firm in Fighting Fraud and Corruption," chapter in Government Ethics and Law Enforcement, Praeger Publishers (2000); "The Twin Fights For Human Rights and Against Corruption," 9th International Anti-Corruption Conference (1999); "Regulating and Reforming the Fulton Fish Market," New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section (1995); "Beyond Defensive Thinking," Civil Prosecution News, Vol. 1 No. 2 (1995); "What is Civil Prosecution?" Civil Prosecution News, Vol. 1 No. 1 (1994); "Enacting and Enhancing False Claims Act Statutes," New York Law Journal, Vol. 208 No. 75 (1992). Co-Author: "City False Claims Act: Next Chapter in Anti-Fraud Crusade," New York Law Journal, October 13, 2005; "Death Cancels Everything But Truth: Survivability or False Claims Act Qui Tam Claims," False Claims Act and Qui Tam Quarterly Review, Vol. 37, April 2005; "The Fundamentals of Qui Tam," ABA National Institute on Health Care Fraud (2003); "The Upward Spiral: A U.S. Outlook on International Anti-Bribery Efforts in the New Millennium," International Law Practice, Vol. 14 No. 1 (2001); "The Race to the Courthouse — Recent Developments Concerning 31 U.S.C. 3730 (b) (5): Multiple Relators in Qui Tam Litigation," Mosley Publications, Inc. (2000); "Recent Developments on False Claims Act Liability Issues from the Relator's Perspective," ABA National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement (1998); "The 'Multiple Relator Phenomenon' in the Qui Tam Law," Government Contract Litigation Reporter (1998); "The False Claims Act: Enlisting Citizens in Fighting Fraud Against the Government," NY Litigator, Vol. 2 No. 2 (1996); "Structural Reform: The Front Line Fight Against Business Crime," NY Litigator, Vol. 1 No. 2 (1995); "The 'Alliance' Insurance Fraud: A Case Study in the Civil Prosecution of Business Crime," Civil Prosecution News, Vol. 1 No. 2 (1995); "Corporate Heroes for Uncle Sam," Op Ed, New York Times, December 3, 1995; "Combating Industry-Wide Corruption," New York Law Journal, Vol. 212 No. 10 (1994); "Report and Recommendations on Reforming the Carting Industry in New York City," New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section (1994); "The Independent Private Sector Inspector General," New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section (1993). Assistant District Attorney, New York County, Trial Division, 1978-1981, Frauds Bureau, 1981-1982. Member, Criminal Justice Act Panel of the Southern District of New York, 1984-1989. Chairman and President, International Association of Independent Private Sector Inspectors General, 2004—; Member, President's Council, 2003 and Chairman, 2005—, Taxpayers Against Fraud and Taxpayers Against Fraud Education. Director, President and CEO, Ujima Subukia Fund, Inc., 2005—.

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Business Integrity, Transparency and Compliance Counseling
  • Civil Prosecution of Commercial Fraud
  • False Claims Acts
  • Qui Tam
  • RICO
  • Internal Investigations
  • Commercial Litigation and Counseling
  • Independent Monitoring (IPSIG)
  • Corporate Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212-376-5666  Phone
212-292-3942  Fax
University Attended:
Cornell University, B.A., with distinction in all subjects and magna cum laude in Government, 1975
Law School Attended:
Cornell University, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
1983, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1995, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1983, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1979, New York
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Member, Arbitration and Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee, 1989-1993); New York State (Member, Executive Committee, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, 1989—; Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 1989-1991; Chair, Civil Prosecution Committee, 1991—; Member, Criminal Law Section) and American (Member, Sections: Litigation; Law Practice Management) Bar Associations; New York County Lawyers Association; National Institute of Trial Advocacy (Faculty, 1991—); Federal Bar Council.
Birth Information:
Brooklyn, New York, October 28, 1953

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