Committee on Civil Prosecution

The Committee on Civil Prosecution is focused on the dynamic and increasingly important legal practice area involving the civil prosecution of commercial fraud.  Over the last two decades, civil prosecution has risen to prominence.  From the groundbreaking use of the civil RICO statute as an agent of industry-wide structural reform, to the dominance of the Federal Civil False Claims act in the recovery of ill-gotten gains lost to federal and state program fraud, to the utilization of Monitors and Independent Private Section Inspectors General in the resolution of criminal actions and as an adjunct to government oversight of public contracts, this is an area of law relevant to both public and private sector practitioners, inclusing prosecutors, plaintiffs' attorneys, defense attorneys and corporate counsel.

The mission of the Committee on Civil Prosecution is to educate New York State Bar Association members about developments in this practice area, to develop and propose innovative approaches and legislation, and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and the development of professional contacts.  The Committee serves its mission by publicly addressing matters of interest to the membership, developing Continuing Legal Education programs relevant to the civil prosecution practice area, holding periodic meetings, and working with other committees and sections on issues of mutual interest.

The Committee on Civil Prosecution is co-chaired by Richard J. Dircks rdircks@getnicklaw.com and Neil V. Getnick ngetnick@getnicklaw.com, both of Getnick & Getnick, New York City.

Committee Activities:

  • Report on non-prosecution and deferred prosecution agreements at the state and federal levels.

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