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Bradley Dizik

Bradley Dizik

Senior Managing Director

Mr. Dizik advises publicly held, private and not-for-profit institutions on integrity issues, including development and evaluation of ethics and compliance programs, independent and internal investigations, asset tracing and recovery, security reviews and design, institutional structure and culture, risk oversight, board and committee structure, board and executive leadership, and audits and assessments. Mr. Dizik, who is a member of the Washington D.C. and New York Bars is frequently called on to advise board directors and executive officers regarding sensitive matters and in response to their most public and private crises.

He advises clients on all aspects of emerging technology including virtual healthcare, cryptocurrency, non-fungible tokens (NFT’s), blockchain, financial technology, artificial intelligence, data governance and protection, privacy, cybersecurity, and intermediation. Mr. Dizik is regularly asked to conduct investigations for victims of fraud on the blockchain involving stolen crypto assets including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and high value NFTs. He is skilled at tracing across the blockchain and web3 to unmask perpetrators of cyber and crypto fraud whether that exercise begins with an anonymous private wallet, an anonymized Twitter or Instagram account, or a transaction consummated on an NFT exchange. He also leads the development of compliance programs for social media companies, and NFT projects launched and promoted across social media platforms.

Mr. Dizik advises virtual healthcare industry clients on all aspects of ethics and compliance program evaluation and development. His practice is particularly concentrated on virtual health, fraud and abuse, information security, privacy, data strategies and digital health matters. He is particularly adept at building core compliance, privacy and information security programs and business continuity and incident response plans all involving vulnerabilities to ePHI and data for virtual healthcare companies. Mr. Dizik is regularly asked to lead SOC2, HIPAA/HITECH and HITRUST readiness examinations and remediation efforts. He also advises healthcare clients, including covered entities and business associates, regarding compliance with HIPAA/HITECH and other federal and state privacy, security, and incident response compliance requirements. Mr. Dizik also provides anti-kickback and Stark Act compliance advice including fair market valuations for MSO fees. Additionally, Mr. Dizik serves as an internal auditor for a virtual healthcare client, and regularly provides HIPAA Security Rule risk assessments, registers and remediation plans.

Mr. Dizik’s practice is general and broad, and in addition to the above specialties he also frequently is asked by clients to develop compliance programs and conduct independent and internal investigations relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), sexual abuse, harassment and violence, health care fraud, government program fraud, bribery and the Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act (FCA), cybersecurity, privacy including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), government contracting fraud, securities and commodities regulations, financial integrity, trade sanctions, anti-money laundering, accounting fraud, tax fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, public corruption, and institutional integrity matters. Mr. Dizik has extensive experience advising academic, faith-based, and other organizations in matters involving trauma as well as reviews of their security programs and related design. He is sensitive to the complex issues faced by victims of traumatic events and leads his investigations and assessments with independence and compassion. Mr. Dizik also conducts anti-corruption compliance due diligence for clients engaging in geographical locations with high corruption risk.

Highlights of Mr. Dizik’s experience, include but are not limited to the following:

  • Leadership team member for the Monitor appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice to monitor General Motors in the aftermath of its ignition switch crisis.
  • Led recommendations team for the investigation and assessment of the Southern Baptist Convention’s handling of sexual abuse allegations and related treatment of victims and resistance to reform efforts.
  • Advised the Board of Regents for the University of Michigan with implementing recommended remediation efforts in the aftermath of sexual misconduct findings against a former Provost.
  • Key member of the DOJ-appointed Independent Compliance Consultant team for SAC Capital Advisors (now known as Point72 Capital Management) to evaluate and report on its insider trading compliance program pursuant to a plea deal with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY).
  • Led team for Monitor appointed to oversee the New York City Housing Authority’s efforts to effect operational culture changes to how the nation’s largest public housing agency manages sanitation and pest control pursuant to an agreement reached among HUD, SDNY, NYCHA, and the City of New York.
  • Saved from crisis a crown jewel of Detroit when he was hired as special adviser to the Masonic Temple Association of Detroit’s Board of Trustees arising out of its high-profile complex crisis of near financial insolvency and parallel litigations in federal bankruptcy and state courts.
  • Court-appointed Receiver in Battaglia v. Battaglia; Docket No. 190-82, District Court, Laramie County, Wyoming where he led the investigation to trace, recover and secure over $40 million in assets, and successfully did so in addition to the liquidation of a Lamborghini Miura SV for $2 million and a Ferrari F40 for $1.2 million to fund the ongoing operations of the receivership estate.
  • Led development of the first compliance program for a leading NFT social media company, and an NFT project launched and promoted across social media platforms
  • Led internal investigation for a leading NFT social media company that included allegations of the fraudulent use of bots to compromise social media user personal information to steal digital and crypto assets, allegations of violations of the terms of use by multiple social media goliaths, and a disinformation campaign that was opportunistically conducted by competitors.
  • Led SOC2, HIPAA/HITECH and HITRUST readiness and remediation efforts for a virtual health care company that included conducting a HIPAA Security Rule risk assessment and business impact assessment, establishing business continuity and incident response plans and served as internal auditor.
  • Led governance review for a virtual healthcare company that led to setting up board governance structure and charters, conducted board training, and established board oversight and compliance and information security/privacy program reporting procedures.
  • Conducted Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) 21CFR 820, Medical Device Regulations and ISO 13485-2016 Gap Analysis for a virtual healthcare company.
  • Led the ethics and compliance and anti-corruption program design and development for a medical device company that is also a government contractor that recently underwent an aggressive acquisition strategy where the work included integrating divergent cultures and establishing organization-wide compliance champions and a comprehensive training program.
  • Led investigation of a publicly listed company for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Iranian sanctions, and People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) government official hidden securities ownership involving a whistleblower complaint to the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.
  • Advised one of the U.S. military’s largest suppliers of jet fuel to troops in Afghanistan in a Congressional investigation of alleged corruption in Central Asia and follow-on investigations by foreign authorities.
  • Advised one of the world’s largest financial institutions in a False Claims Act investigation in which the company was alleged to have misled the federal government about aspects of the business operations of a former life insurance subsidiary.
  • Conducted internal investigation for a global financial institution in the aftermath of a whistleblower’s attempt at extortion.
  • Advised one of the world’s largest (AUM) investment management companies regarding best execution procedures, Market Access Rule 15c3-5 and other compliance monitoring for adherence to best industry practices.
  • Led the security review for a multi-family residential property management company with 17 unique sites and approximately 4000 units after the shooting murder on one of its sites.
  • Led investigation to doxx high-profile anonymous Twitter user involved in a disinformation campaign by matching up photographs of tattoos on the body of a connected Twitter user who ended up being the target’s wife.

Prior Legal Work
Prior to joining Guidepost, Mr. Dizik was an associate attorney in an AmLaw 20 international law firm’s white-collar investigations and financial institutions regulatory practice and co-manager of its financial regulatory reform working group. Prior to that, he served as a research consultant to the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, a 501(c)(3) research organization dedicated to improving the regulation of US capital markets.

Mr. Dizik had brief stints in the SEC’s Offices of International Affairs and Ethics Counsel, where he focused on the international enforcement of the federal securities laws, provided technical assistance to foreign regulators, and advised on the development of the Commission’s insider trading compliance program.

Community Engagement
He is a member of the Detroit Jewish Federation’s Local Agency Planning and Business Practices Committee overseeing the Federation’s nearly two dozen agencies and is a member of the Jewish Federation of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet and Security Task Force.

Mr. Dizik’s pro bono practice includes advising survivors of sexual abuse and related misconduct and other forms of trauma on best practice approaches to prevention, early identification and response. He also provides pro bono investigations and asset tracing for victims of cybercrime involving the theft of NFTs, cryptocurrency and other forms of digital and crypto assets.

Education
Mr. Dizik is a recipient of Michigan State University’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award from where he holds a J.D., cum laude and a B.A. in Political Theory and a specialization in Political Economy from its James Madison College. Additionally, he holds an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center which recognized him for “extraordinary academic performance” in International White-Collar Crime. He received the Federal Bar Association’s Edward H. Rakow Scholarship Award for academic excellence in corporate and securities law.

Integrity Monitorships and Fiduciary Services

Mr. Dizik’s experience includes leadership roles on the following receivership and federal integrity monitorships: culture change initiatives arising out of GM’s deferred prosecution settlement of charges related to making and selling cars with defective ignition switches.

  • New York City Housing Authority helping oversee operational culture changes to how the nation’s largest public housing agency manages sanitation and pest control pursuant to an agreement reached among HUD, SDNY, NYCHA, and the City of New York
  • General Motors where he led the review of its engineering organization and implementation of systems engineering controls and related to achieve decent, safe, and sanitary living conditions for NYCHA’s residents.
  • SAC Capital Advisors (now known as Point72 Capital Management) to evaluate and report on its insider trading compliance program pursuant to a plea deal with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY).
  • Mr. Dizik’s fiduciary services include the Receivership in Battaglia v. Battaglia; Docket No. 190-82, District Court, Laramie County, Wyoming where he currently leads the day-to-day activities. In Battaglia, Mr. Dizik was able to successfully locate and take possession of approximately $40 million in assets, build a property management function from scratch to oversee the operations of nearly a dozen real property assets with dozens of individual tenants, and liquidated a 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV for $2 million and a 1991 Ferrari F40 for approximately $1.2 million to fund the estate’s operations. Additionally, Mr. Dizik’s investigative work led to the district court judge holding one of the parties in contempt, and ultimately issuing a criminal arrest warrant for that party’s violations of the contempt order.

Ethics and Compliance Programs

Mr. Dizik assists clients with the development of ethics and compliance programs; codes of ethical conduct and related roll outs including systems thinking initiatives involving cross-functional and cross-organizational ethics and compliance champions; training programs; security and safety assessments; and compliance monitoring programs leveraging complex data generally.

  • University of Michigan where Mr. Dizik is currently leading a compliance, ethics, and culture assessment and recommended remediation efforts in the aftermath of sexual misconduct findings against a former Provost.
  • He is currently leading the ethics and compliance program development for two health care provider startups including a comprehensive suite of materials for information security, privacy/HIPAA, Stark Act/anti-kickback, whistleblower/anti-retaliation, sexual harassment, employee handbook, investigative procedure, terms of use and terms of service.
  • Mr. Dizik is also currently leading the ethics and compliance and anti-corruption program design for a government contractor that recently underwent an aggressive acquisition strategy where the work includes integrating divergent cultures and establishing organization wide compliance champions and a comprehensive training program.
  • Mr. Dizik is currently leading the security review for a multi-family residential property management company with 17 unique sites and approximately 4000 units.
  • He advised one of the world’s largest mineral resource companies on compliance with U.S. regulatory requirements including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) when doing business with the U.S. Department of Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and negotiations with foreign governments including related import and export control requirements.
  • Mr. Dizik has consulted one of the world’s largest (AUM) investment management companies regarding best execution procedures, Market Access Rule 15c3-5 and other compliance monitoring for adherence to best industry practices.
  • He has represented a Sovereign Wealth Fund before the SEC and the CFTC concerning its regulatory exposure in connection with swaps transactions following enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Investigations

Mr. Dizik is regularly called upon to lead anti-corruption and anti-bribery investigations:

  • He is currently leading the investigation of a publicly listed company for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Iranian sanctions.
  • Mr. Dizik has also advised one of the U.S. military’s largest suppliers of jet fuel to troops in Afghanistan in a Congressional investigation of alleged corruption in Central Asia and follow-on investigations by foreign authorities.
  • He advised one of the world’s largest financial institutions in a False Claims Act investigation in which the company was alleged to have misled the federal government about aspects of the business operations of a former life insurance subsidiary.
  • Mr. Dizik advised a global financial institution on its rights as a victim of a whistleblower’s attempt at extortion. The whistleblower alleged that the fund had engaged in corrupt acts in Southeast Asia, and threatened to reveal information about it to the Department of Justice unless the whistleblower was paid $5 million dollars.  Mr. Dizik led the research that determined there was no evidence to support the claim that the fund engaged in corrupt acts. The whistleblower was confronted with Mr. Dizik’s findings and did not ultimately make any claims against the fund.

Crisis Strategy and Response

  • Mr. Dizik served as a special adviser to the Masonic Temple Association of Detroit’s Board of Trustees arising out of its high profile complex crisis of near financial insolvency and parallel litigations in federal bankruptcy and state courts where for the world’s largest Masonic Temple he successfully led its public relations, renegotiated its debt, rebuilt the Temple’s entertainment and hospitality business and obtained summary judgment against a former management company’s frivolous claims of ownership. Strategically, Mr. Dizik advised his client to purchase a majority of the former management company’s creditor claims in bankruptcy which allowed it to reject its reorganization plan and pushed the former management company and its principals into Chapter 7 bankruptcy which empowered a court-appointed trustee to obtain information and claw back misappropriated funds that belonged to the Detroit Masonic Temple and other aggrieved business partners of the Temple.
  • Additionally, Mr. Dizik has advised numerous board members on their responses to public crises including those involving sexual harassment and abuse at institutions of higher learning.

CREDENTIALS

  • New York Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, Michigan State University
  • Master of Laws, Securities and Financial Regulation, Georgetown University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Theory/Political Economy, James Madison College at Michigan State University

AFFILIATIONS

  • Detroit Jewish Federation: Business Practices Committee
  • Jewish Federation of North America: National Young Leadership Cabinet

Mr. Dizik advises publicly held, private and not-for-profit institutions on integrity issues, including development and evaluation of ethics and compliance programs, independent and internal investigations, asset tracing and recovery, security reviews and design, institutional structure and culture, risk oversight, board and committee structure, board and executive leadership, and audits and assessments. Mr. Dizik, who is a member of the Washington D.C. and New York Bars is frequently called on to advise board directors and executive officers regarding sensitive matters and in response to their most public and private crises.

He advises clients on all aspects of emerging technology including virtual healthcare, cryptocurrency, non-fungible tokens (NFT’s), blockchain, financial technology, artificial intelligence, data governance and protection, privacy, cybersecurity, and intermediation. Mr. Dizik is regularly asked to conduct investigations for victims of fraud on the blockchain involving stolen crypto assets including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and high value NFTs. He is skilled at tracing across the blockchain and web3 to unmask perpetrators of cyber and crypto fraud whether that exercise begins with an anonymous private wallet, an anonymized Twitter or Instagram account, or a transaction consummated on an NFT exchange. He also leads the development of compliance programs for social media companies, and NFT projects launched and promoted across social media platforms.

Mr. Dizik advises virtual healthcare industry clients on all aspects of ethics and compliance program evaluation and development. His practice is particularly concentrated on virtual health, fraud and abuse, information security, privacy, data strategies and digital health matters. He is particularly adept at building core compliance, privacy and information security programs and business continuity and incident response plans all involving vulnerabilities to ePHI and data for virtual healthcare companies. Mr. Dizik is regularly asked to lead SOC2, HIPAA/HITECH and HITRUST readiness examinations and remediation efforts. He also advises healthcare clients, including covered entities and business associates, regarding compliance with HIPAA/HITECH and other federal and state privacy, security, and incident response compliance requirements. Mr. Dizik also provides anti-kickback and Stark Act compliance advice including fair market valuations for MSO fees. Additionally, Mr. Dizik serves as an internal auditor for a virtual healthcare client, and regularly provides HIPAA Security Rule risk assessments, registers and remediation plans.

Mr. Dizik’s practice is general and broad, and in addition to the above specialties he also frequently is asked by clients to develop compliance programs and conduct independent and internal investigations relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), sexual abuse, harassment and violence, health care fraud, government program fraud, bribery and the Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act (FCA), cybersecurity, privacy including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), government contracting fraud, securities and commodities regulations, financial integrity, trade sanctions, anti-money laundering, accounting fraud, tax fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, public corruption, and institutional integrity matters. Mr. Dizik has extensive experience advising academic, faith-based, and other organizations in matters involving trauma as well as reviews of their security programs and related design. He is sensitive to the complex issues faced by victims of traumatic events and leads his investigations and assessments with independence and compassion. Mr. Dizik also conducts anti-corruption compliance due diligence for clients engaging in geographical locations with high corruption risk.

Highlights of Mr. Dizik’s experience, include but are not limited to the following:

  • Leadership team member for the Monitor appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice to monitor General Motors in the aftermath of its ignition switch crisis.
  • Led recommendations team for the investigation and assessment of the Southern Baptist Convention’s handling of sexual abuse allegations and related treatment of victims and resistance to reform efforts.
  • Advised the Board of Regents for the University of Michigan with implementing recommended remediation efforts in the aftermath of sexual misconduct findings against a former Provost.
  • Key member of the DOJ-appointed Independent Compliance Consultant team for SAC Capital Advisors (now known as Point72 Capital Management) to evaluate and report on its insider trading compliance program pursuant to a plea deal with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY).
  • Led team for Monitor appointed to oversee the New York City Housing Authority’s efforts to effect operational culture changes to how the nation’s largest public housing agency manages sanitation and pest control pursuant to an agreement reached among HUD, SDNY, NYCHA, and the City of New York.
  • Saved from crisis a crown jewel of Detroit when he was hired as special adviser to the Masonic Temple Association of Detroit’s Board of Trustees arising out of its high-profile complex crisis of near financial insolvency and parallel litigations in federal bankruptcy and state courts.
  • Court-appointed Receiver in Battaglia v. Battaglia; Docket No. 190-82, District Court, Laramie County, Wyoming where he led the investigation to trace, recover and secure over $40 million in assets, and successfully did so in addition to the liquidation of a Lamborghini Miura SV for $2 million and a Ferrari F40 for $1.2 million to fund the ongoing operations of the receivership estate.
  • Led development of the first compliance program for a leading NFT social media company, and an NFT project launched and promoted across social media platforms
  • Led internal investigation for a leading NFT social media company that included allegations of the fraudulent use of bots to compromise social media user personal information to steal digital and crypto assets, allegations of violations of the terms of use by multiple social media goliaths, and a disinformation campaign that was opportunistically conducted by competitors.
  • Led SOC2, HIPAA/HITECH and HITRUST readiness and remediation efforts for a virtual health care company that included conducting a HIPAA Security Rule risk assessment and business impact assessment, establishing business continuity and incident response plans and served as internal auditor.
  • Led governance review for a virtual healthcare company that led to setting up board governance structure and charters, conducted board training, and established board oversight and compliance and information security/privacy program reporting procedures.
  • Conducted Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) 21CFR 820, Medical Device Regulations and ISO 13485-2016 Gap Analysis for a virtual healthcare company.
  • Led the ethics and compliance and anti-corruption program design and development for a medical device company that is also a government contractor that recently underwent an aggressive acquisition strategy where the work included integrating divergent cultures and establishing organization-wide compliance champions and a comprehensive training program.
  • Led investigation of a publicly listed company for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Iranian sanctions, and People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) government official hidden securities ownership involving a whistleblower complaint to the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.
  • Advised one of the U.S. military’s largest suppliers of jet fuel to troops in Afghanistan in a Congressional investigation of alleged corruption in Central Asia and follow-on investigations by foreign authorities.
  • Advised one of the world’s largest financial institutions in a False Claims Act investigation in which the company was alleged to have misled the federal government about aspects of the business operations of a former life insurance subsidiary.
  • Conducted internal investigation for a global financial institution in the aftermath of a whistleblower’s attempt at extortion.
  • Advised one of the world’s largest (AUM) investment management companies regarding best execution procedures, Market Access Rule 15c3-5 and other compliance monitoring for adherence to best industry practices.
  • Led the security review for a multi-family residential property management company with 17 unique sites and approximately 4000 units after the shooting murder on one of its sites.
  • Led investigation to doxx high-profile anonymous Twitter user involved in a disinformation campaign by matching up photographs of tattoos on the body of a connected Twitter user who ended up being the target’s wife.

Prior Legal Work
Prior to joining Guidepost, Mr. Dizik was an associate attorney in an AmLaw 20 international law firm’s white-collar investigations and financial institutions regulatory practice and co-manager of its financial regulatory reform working group. Prior to that, he served as a research consultant to the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, a 501(c)(3) research organization dedicated to improving the regulation of US capital markets.

Mr. Dizik had brief stints in the SEC’s Offices of International Affairs and Ethics Counsel, where he focused on the international enforcement of the federal securities laws, provided technical assistance to foreign regulators, and advised on the development of the Commission’s insider trading compliance program.

Community Engagement
He is a member of the Detroit Jewish Federation’s Local Agency Planning and Business Practices Committee overseeing the Federation’s nearly two dozen agencies and is a member of the Jewish Federation of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet and Security Task Force.

Mr. Dizik’s pro bono practice includes advising survivors of sexual abuse and related misconduct and other forms of trauma on best practice approaches to prevention, early identification and response. He also provides pro bono investigations and asset tracing for victims of cybercrime involving the theft of NFTs, cryptocurrency and other forms of digital and crypto assets.

Education
Mr. Dizik is a recipient of Michigan State University’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award from where he holds a J.D., cum laude and a B.A. in Political Theory and a specialization in Political Economy from its James Madison College. Additionally, he holds an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center which recognized him for “extraordinary academic performance” in International White-Collar Crime. He received the Federal Bar Association’s Edward H. Rakow Scholarship Award for academic excellence in corporate and securities law.

Integrity Monitorships and Fiduciary Services

Mr. Dizik’s experience includes leadership roles on the following receivership and federal integrity monitorships: culture change initiatives arising out of GM’s deferred prosecution settlement of charges related to making and selling cars with defective ignition switches.

  • New York City Housing Authority helping oversee operational culture changes to how the nation’s largest public housing agency manages sanitation and pest control pursuant to an agreement reached among HUD, SDNY, NYCHA, and the City of New York
  • General Motors where he led the review of its engineering organization and implementation of systems engineering controls and related to achieve decent, safe, and sanitary living conditions for NYCHA’s residents.
  • SAC Capital Advisors (now known as Point72 Capital Management) to evaluate and report on its insider trading compliance program pursuant to a plea deal with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY).
  • Mr. Dizik’s fiduciary services include the Receivership in Battaglia v. Battaglia; Docket No. 190-82, District Court, Laramie County, Wyoming where he currently leads the day-to-day activities. In Battaglia, Mr. Dizik was able to successfully locate and take possession of approximately $40 million in assets, build a property management function from scratch to oversee the operations of nearly a dozen real property assets with dozens of individual tenants, and liquidated a 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV for $2 million and a 1991 Ferrari F40 for approximately $1.2 million to fund the estate’s operations. Additionally, Mr. Dizik’s investigative work led to the district court judge holding one of the parties in contempt, and ultimately issuing a criminal arrest warrant for that party’s violations of the contempt order.

Ethics and Compliance Programs

Mr. Dizik assists clients with the development of ethics and compliance programs; codes of ethical conduct and related roll outs including systems thinking initiatives involving cross-functional and cross-organizational ethics and compliance champions; training programs; security and safety assessments; and compliance monitoring programs leveraging complex data generally.

  • University of Michigan where Mr. Dizik is currently leading a compliance, ethics, and culture assessment and recommended remediation efforts in the aftermath of sexual misconduct findings against a former Provost.
  • He is currently leading the ethics and compliance program development for two health care provider startups including a comprehensive suite of materials for information security, privacy/HIPAA, Stark Act/anti-kickback, whistleblower/anti-retaliation, sexual harassment, employee handbook, investigative procedure, terms of use and terms of service.
  • Mr. Dizik is also currently leading the ethics and compliance and anti-corruption program design for a government contractor that recently underwent an aggressive acquisition strategy where the work includes integrating divergent cultures and establishing organization wide compliance champions and a comprehensive training program.
  • Mr. Dizik is currently leading the security review for a multi-family residential property management company with 17 unique sites and approximately 4000 units.
  • He advised one of the world’s largest mineral resource companies on compliance with U.S. regulatory requirements including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) when doing business with the U.S. Department of Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and negotiations with foreign governments including related import and export control requirements.
  • Mr. Dizik has consulted one of the world’s largest (AUM) investment management companies regarding best execution procedures, Market Access Rule 15c3-5 and other compliance monitoring for adherence to best industry practices.
  • He has represented a Sovereign Wealth Fund before the SEC and the CFTC concerning its regulatory exposure in connection with swaps transactions following enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Investigations

Mr. Dizik is regularly called upon to lead anti-corruption and anti-bribery investigations:

  • He is currently leading the investigation of a publicly listed company for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Iranian sanctions.
  • Mr. Dizik has also advised one of the U.S. military’s largest suppliers of jet fuel to troops in Afghanistan in a Congressional investigation of alleged corruption in Central Asia and follow-on investigations by foreign authorities.
  • He advised one of the world’s largest financial institutions in a False Claims Act investigation in which the company was alleged to have misled the federal government about aspects of the business operations of a former life insurance subsidiary.
  • Mr. Dizik advised a global financial institution on its rights as a victim of a whistleblower’s attempt at extortion. The whistleblower alleged that the fund had engaged in corrupt acts in Southeast Asia, and threatened to reveal information about it to the Department of Justice unless the whistleblower was paid $5 million dollars.  Mr. Dizik led the research that determined there was no evidence to support the claim that the fund engaged in corrupt acts. The whistleblower was confronted with Mr. Dizik’s findings and did not ultimately make any claims against the fund.

Crisis Strategy and Response

  • Mr. Dizik served as a special adviser to the Masonic Temple Association of Detroit’s Board of Trustees arising out of its high profile complex crisis of near financial insolvency and parallel litigations in federal bankruptcy and state courts where for the world’s largest Masonic Temple he successfully led its public relations, renegotiated its debt, rebuilt the Temple’s entertainment and hospitality business and obtained summary judgment against a former management company’s frivolous claims of ownership. Strategically, Mr. Dizik advised his client to purchase a majority of the former management company’s creditor claims in bankruptcy which allowed it to reject its reorganization plan and pushed the former management company and its principals into Chapter 7 bankruptcy which empowered a court-appointed trustee to obtain information and claw back misappropriated funds that belonged to the Detroit Masonic Temple and other aggrieved business partners of the Temple.
  • Additionally, Mr. Dizik has advised numerous board members on their responses to public crises including those involving sexual harassment and abuse at institutions of higher learning.

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, Michigan State University
  • Master of Laws, Securities and Financial Regulation, Georgetown University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Theory/Political Economy, James Madison College at Michigan State University

AFFILIATIONS

  • Detroit Jewish Federation: Business Practices Committee
  • Jewish Federation of North America: National Young Leadership Cabinet