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also known as George Robert Blakey

Law educator , Lawyer

G. Robert Blakey, Lawyer, law educator ( law: pract. & administration)lawyer, law educator. member National Common for Review of Federal and State Law Relating to Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance, 1974-1976.


Blakey, G. Robert was born in 1936 in. Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Notre Dame, 1957, Juris Doctor, 1960.Bar: North Carolina 1960, District of Columbia 1960. Special attorney Organized Crime and Racketeering section unites states department Justice, 1960-1964.


University of Notre Dame (Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1957). Notre Dame Law School (Juris Doctor, 1960).


Worked at Getnick & Getnick (New York, NY) specializing in Commercial Counselling, Litigation. Civil Prosecution of Commercial Fraud (RICO. False Claims Acts/Qui Tam).

Criminal Defense of Complex Business Crime. Admitted to the bar, 1960, District of Columbia. 1963, United States. Supreme Court.

1986, Colorado (Not admitted NY). Phi Beta Kappa. Member, Order of the Coif. Associate Editor, Notre Dame Law Review, 1959-1960.

Author: "The RICO Civil Fraud Action in Context," 58 Notre Dame L. Rev. 237, 1982; "Perspectives on the Investigation and Prosecution of Organized Crime," Cornell Inst. on Organization Crime, 1978, 3 Vols. Co-Author: "An Analysis of the Myths That Bolster Efforts to Rewrite RICO and the Various Proposals for Reform," 43 Vanderbilt L. Rev.

851 (1990) (with Thomas A. Perry). "Equitable Relief Under Civil RICO," 62 Notre Dame L. Rev. 526 (1987) (with Scott D. Cesser).

"Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO): Basic Concepts-Criminal and Civil Remedies," 53 Temp. L. Rev. Q. 1009, 1980 (with Brian Gettings). "RICO and Labor Racketeering," 17 Am.

Crim. L. Rev., 341 (1980) (with Ronald J. Goldstock). William J. and Dorothy O'Neill Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School, 1964-1969, 1987—. Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, Director of Cornell Institute on Organized Crime, 1973-1980.

Chief Counsel and Staff Director, Select Committee on Assassination, United States. House of Representative, 1977-1979. Chief Counsel, Subcommittee on Criminal Laws and Procedure, Committee on the Judiciary, United States.

Senate, 1969-1973. Attorney, United States. Department of Justice, 1960-1964. Consultant: Commission on the Review of National Policy Toward Gambling, 1974-1975.

National Commission on the Reform of the Federal Penal Law, 1968. President's Commission For Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice, 1966-1967. Member: National Commission on the Review of the Federal and State Law Relating to Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance, 1974-1975.

Reporter, American Bar Association Project for Minimum Standards in Criminal Justice, Electronic Surveillance, 1967-1968. Getnick & Getnick serves as general and litigation counsel to individual, business and government clients. The firm handles all forms of commercial counselling and litigation with a recognized expertise in the area of commercial fraud.


  • Bar: North Carolina 1960, District of Columbia 1960, Colorado 1986, admitted to practice: Supreme Court of the United States Court 1963.


  • book

    • Fatal Hour

      (Dramatic and timely, this detailed account reveals the fa...)

  • Other Work

    • Associate editor Law Review. Author: (novels) Development of Law of Gambling, 1978. Co-author (with Richard Billings): The Plot to Kill the President, 1981, Fatal Hour: The Assassination of President Kennedy by Organized Crime, 1993.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member of American Law Institute, Order of the Coif, National Commission for Review of Federal and State Law Relating to Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance (member 1974-1976), National Commission on Review of Policy toward Gambling 1974-1976, National Commission on Reform of Federal Penal Law 1968, Phi Beta Kappa.