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Bradley Dizik

Bradley Dizik

Executive Vice President, Emerging Issues + Technology

Bradley Dizik is sought after as one of the nation’s top crisis advisers, compliance experts, and investigators for cross-border, sensitive, and emerging issues. His reputation is credited to his creative strategies, unparalleled experience, and understanding of emerging technology in solving clients’ most difficult challenges.

The Detroit News referred to Mr. Dizik as a “crusading knight [who] slayed [a client’s] debt and vanquished a lawsuit.” The Detroit Free Press wrote that Mr. Dizik’s work led to a “remarkable turnaround” for a client that faced a complex crisis. His work “to reorganize the immense [Detroit] Masonic Temple” a “mythical concert hall” with “1,807 rooms” was profiled on the frontpage by French newspaper Le Monde.

Mr. Dizik is executive vice president and leads Guidepost’s Emerging Issues + Technology practice group. Mr. Dizik who is a member of the Washington, D.C. and New York Bars is regularly called on to advise board directors and executive officers as strategic counsel for critical business and reputational decisions and in response to their most public and private crises. Clients frequently ask him to conduct sensitive, complex, and cross-border investigations, advise on the development and evaluation of ethics, compliance, cybersecurity, and privacy programs, and forensically trace and recover assets. He has also served as a court-appointed receiver and had key roles on U.S. Department of Justice monitorships.

Mr. Dizik’s practice focuses on solving clients’ most difficult challenges, whether as part of a criminal or regulatory inquiry, preventive effort to avoid one through compliance or cybersecurity program, in anticipation or pursuit of litigation, or as diligence or business intelligence. The following are highlights of his experience.

Monitorships + Receivership

Mr. Dizik has held leadership roles on the following U.S. Department of Justice Monitorships.

  • General Motors arising out of its deferred prosecution agreement of charges related to making and selling cars with defective ignition switches where he led the team responsible for overseeing GM’s preventive safety efforts.
  • Point72 Capital Management (formerly, SAC Capital) to evaluate and report on its insider trading compliance practices and procedures for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
  • New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) pursuant to an agreement reached among HUD, SDNY, NYCHA, and the City of New York to monitor the implementation of efforts to achieve decent, safe, and sanitary living conditions for NYCHA’s residents where he led the team responsible for overseeing NYCHA’s efforts to address sanitation and pest control.
  • Court-appointed receiver in Battaglia Battaglia; Docket No. 190-82, District Court, Laramie County where he recovered approximately $40 million in assets, built a property management function from scratch to manage a dozen real property assets with dozens of tenants including a restaurant, body shops, NYC apartments, multi- and single-family homes and numerous exotic vehicles including 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV and 1991 Ferrari F40 which he liquidated for $2 million and approximately $1.2 million to fund the receivership estate’s operations. Additionally, his 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 which led to a settlement among the parties.

Crises + Government Investigations

  • Oversaw the independent investigation and physical security review into the events leading up to, on the day of, and following the tragic shooting at Oxford (Michigan) High School on November 30, 2021.
  • Advised the Board of Regents for the University of Michigan on best (and next) practice strategies to implement recommended remediation in the aftermath of sexual misconduct findings against a former Provost.
  • Played a key role in the investigation of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee’s response to sexual abuse where he led the development of remediation recommendations.
  • Led internal investigation for company led by former professional athlete accused of fraud by an online sales platform, and former contractors and customers.
  • Led the forensic investigation and economic damages analysis for a public company under investigation for alleged Stark Act and Anti-Kickback Statute violations by the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Led investigation for the Masonic Temple Association of Detroit of a former management company for fraud and misappropriation of funds that led to the client achieving summary judgment in favor of its claims and summary judgment and dismissal of all counterclaims against it including the eventual appointment of a Chapter 7 trustee that took control of the former management company’s business and assets and helped return some of the misappropriated funds back to the Detroit Masonic Temple. In parallel, served as special adviser to the Detroit Masonic Temple’s Board of Trustees where he led the renegotiation of the Detroit Masonic Temple’s financial debt and oversaw its restructuring efforts leading to a complete financial and business recovery for the one-hundred-year-old structure in the background of the city of Detroit’s historic bankruptcy.
  • Advised one of the U.S. military’s largest suppliers of jet fuel to troops in Afghanistan in a U.S. 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 investigation for an ultra-high net worth individual to determine open- source discovery exposure prior to client bringing defamation action.

Cryptocurrency + Digital Assets + Social Media

  • Led and supervised the investigation, forensic tracing, and recovery of approximately $140 million of misappropriated cryptocurrency and digital assets for a Fortune250 investor resulting in a full asset recovery and derivative litigation for damages against a cryptocurrency company that the investigation found paid a former adviser approximately $800,000 in undisclosed payments to direct $40 million plus investment to the cryptocurrency company.
  • Led and supervised the investigation, forensic tracing and accounting, mass identification of anonymous crypto wallets and social media accounts (98% success rate with over 60 anonymous adverse persons identified), and digital data capture and preservation for a prominent crypto company involved in litigation resulting in summary judgment in favor of the client’s claims and summary judgement and dismissal of all adverse counterclaims brought by defendants.
  • Led the investigation for the actor Seth Green of his stolen NFTs which led to the recovery of BAYC #8398 in Australia; working alongside the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recovered stolen BAYC #5778 for Cameron Moulene in Southeast Asia.
  • Led and supervised the investigation, forensic tracing and accounting, social media monitoring, and anonymous crypto wallet identification of a group of individuals who serially schemed to defraud through the use of alternative crypto tokens, meme coins, and rug pulls, profiting millions of dollars through their illicit activities and use of intimidation tactics and threats.
  • Led the investigation of three anonymous crypto wallet addresses that conducted transactional activity in a crypto token after a federal court issued a permanent injunction against transferring the token that led to the identification of all three anonymous persons behind each crypto wallet address.
  • Led and supervised the investigation and forensic tracing for a prominent crypto company for the unknown crypto wallets and holdings of four adverse parties in a lawsuit, identifying all relevant wallets and crypto holdings of all parties.
  • Led the investigation for a leading digital asset marketing company that suffered account takedowns after it was alleged to have violated two prominent social media company’s terms of service including allegations of electronically compromising one platform’s concierge service using bots. Our investigation proved that the allegations against the client were false and allowed counsel to enter confidential settlement negotiations to reactivate the client’s suspended digital assets and reinstitute their social media presence.
  •  Led the investigation of a cult like figure that is religiously followed by thousands of foreign dissidents in the US, Europe, and Asia whose cabal used a cryptocurrency token and cryptocurrency exchange to perpetuate a billion-dollar fraud and fund wide ranging conspiracies, disinformation, and disparagement campaigns on numerous social media platforms against perceived To support our investigation, we created a proprietary AI tool that was able to scrape, capture, and preserve over 6 data terabytes of videos, photos, and posts from social media platforms to serve as evidence against the cult like figure and their cabal and identify numerous formerly anonymous participants in the disinformation and disparagement campaign against our client. Our investigation supported ongoing litigation and led to a court holding the cult like figure in contempt for not complying with a court order shortly before the individual was arrested and charged by the U.S. Department of Justice for financial fraud related to their cryptocurrency activity.
  • Lead state-AML money transfer license due diligence for cryptocurrency company executive officers, board directors, and investors.
  • Lead and supervise crypto forensic tracing efforts of stolen digital assets.

Regulatory Issues + Frameworks

  • Led the development of compliance, information security, and privacy program for digital healthcare provider as part of readiness effort for HITRUST, SOC2, HIPAA/HITECH external Effort included serving as client’s internal auditor, HIPAA security rule risk assessment, development of business continuity and incident response plans, and a full suite of policies and procedures. Our team delivered certification in all relevant HITRUST domains and zero exception SOC2 and HIPAA/HITECH reports.
  • Led the development of compliance and ethics program for de novo bank including BSA/AML controls, and a full suite of policies and procedures that help lead to the de novo bank to receiving state and federal regulatory approvals.
  • Led the investigation of a publicly traded automotive supplier for Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, money laundering, and Iranian sanction violations in the United States, People’s Republic of China, Brazil, United Kingdom, and Singapore.
  • Oversaw development of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, import/export, sanctions, and AML compliance program for a U.S. government contractor that supplied medical equipment to U.S. and foreign militaries and intelligence agencies.
  • Led review and implementation of best execution procedures, Market Access Rule 15c3-5 and other compliance monitoring for adherence to best industry practices for one of the world’s largest (AUM) investment management companies.
  • 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 S. Department of Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and negotiations with foreign governments including related import and export control requirements.
  • Lead HIPAA security rule risk assessments for digital healthcare companies.
  • Lead Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Act compliance fair market valuations.

Prior Legal Work

Prior to joining Guidepost, Mr. Dizik was an associate attorney in Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s white-collar investigations and financial institutions regulatory practices and co-manager of its Dodd-Frank Act financial regulatory reform working group where he represented clients before the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, SIGTARP, and other government agencies. 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

Mr. Dizik is a member of the Detroit Jewish Federation’s Local Agency Planning 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.

Mr. Dizik provides pro bono 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 Constitutional Democracy with 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 Rakow Scholarship Award for academic excellence in corporate and securities law.

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

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Bradley Dizik is sought after as one of the nation’s top crisis advisers, compliance experts, and investigators for cross-border, sensitive, and emerging issues. His reputation is credited to his creative strategies, unparalleled experience, and understanding of emerging technology in solving clients’ most difficult challenges.

The Detroit News referred to Mr. Dizik as a “crusading knight [who] slayed [a client’s] debt and vanquished a lawsuit.” The Detroit Free Press wrote that Mr. Dizik’s work led to a “remarkable turnaround” for a client that faced a complex crisis. His work “to reorganize the immense [Detroit] Masonic Temple” a “mythical concert hall” with “1,807 rooms” was profiled on the frontpage by French newspaper Le Monde.

Mr. Dizik is executive vice president and leads Guidepost’s Emerging Issues + Technology practice group. Mr. Dizik who is a member of the Washington, D.C. and New York Bars is regularly called on to advise board directors and executive officers as strategic counsel for critical business and reputational decisions and in response to their most public and private crises. Clients frequently ask him to conduct sensitive, complex, and cross-border investigations, advise on the development and evaluation of ethics, compliance, cybersecurity, and privacy programs, and forensically trace and recover assets. He has also served as a court-appointed receiver and had key roles on U.S. Department of Justice monitorships.

Mr. Dizik’s practice focuses on solving clients’ most difficult challenges, whether as part of a criminal or regulatory inquiry, preventive effort to avoid one through compliance or cybersecurity program, in anticipation or pursuit of litigation, or as diligence or business intelligence. The following are highlights of his experience.

Monitorships + Receivership

Mr. Dizik has held leadership roles on the following U.S. Department of Justice Monitorships.

  • General Motors arising out of its deferred prosecution agreement of charges related to making and selling cars with defective ignition switches where he led the team responsible for overseeing GM’s preventive safety efforts.
  • Point72 Capital Management (formerly, SAC Capital) to evaluate and report on its insider trading compliance practices and procedures for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
  • New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) pursuant to an agreement reached among HUD, SDNY, NYCHA, and the City of New York to monitor the implementation of efforts to achieve decent, safe, and sanitary living conditions for NYCHA’s residents where he led the team responsible for overseeing NYCHA’s efforts to address sanitation and pest control.
  • Court-appointed receiver in Battaglia Battaglia; Docket No. 190-82, District Court, Laramie County where he recovered approximately $40 million in assets, built a property management function from scratch to manage a dozen real property assets with dozens of tenants including a restaurant, body shops, NYC apartments, multi- and single-family homes and numerous exotic vehicles including 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV and 1991 Ferrari F40 which he liquidated for $2 million and approximately $1.2 million to fund the receivership estate’s operations. Additionally, his 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 which led to a settlement among the parties.

Crises + Government Investigations

  • Oversaw the independent investigation and physical security review into the events leading up to, on the day of, and following the tragic shooting at Oxford (Michigan) High School on November 30, 2021.
  • Advised the Board of Regents for the University of Michigan on best (and next) practice strategies to implement recommended remediation in the aftermath of sexual misconduct findings against a former Provost.
  • Played a key role in the investigation of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee’s response to sexual abuse where he led the development of remediation recommendations.
  • Led internal investigation for company led by former professional athlete accused of fraud by an online sales platform, and former contractors and customers.
  • Led the forensic investigation and economic damages analysis for a public company under investigation for alleged Stark Act and Anti-Kickback Statute violations by the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Led investigation for the Masonic Temple Association of Detroit of a former management company for fraud and misappropriation of funds that led to the client achieving summary judgment in favor of its claims and summary judgment and dismissal of all counterclaims against it including the eventual appointment of a Chapter 7 trustee that took control of the former management company’s business and assets and helped return some of the misappropriated funds back to the Detroit Masonic Temple. In parallel, served as special adviser to the Detroit Masonic Temple’s Board of Trustees where he led the renegotiation of the Detroit Masonic Temple’s financial debt and oversaw its restructuring efforts leading to a complete financial and business recovery for the one-hundred-year-old structure in the background of the city of Detroit’s historic bankruptcy.
  • Advised one of the U.S. military’s largest suppliers of jet fuel to troops in Afghanistan in a U.S. 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 investigation for an ultra-high net worth individual to determine open- source discovery exposure prior to client bringing defamation action.

Cryptocurrency + Digital Assets + Social Media

  • Led and supervised the investigation, forensic tracing, and recovery of approximately $140 million of misappropriated cryptocurrency and digital assets for a Fortune250 investor resulting in a full asset recovery and derivative litigation for damages against a cryptocurrency company that the investigation found paid a former adviser approximately $800,000 in undisclosed payments to direct $40 million plus investment to the cryptocurrency company.
  • Led and supervised the investigation, forensic tracing and accounting, mass identification of anonymous crypto wallets and social media accounts (98% success rate with over 60 anonymous adverse persons identified), and digital data capture and preservation for a prominent crypto company involved in litigation resulting in summary judgment in favor of the client’s claims and summary judgement and dismissal of all adverse counterclaims brought by defendants.
  • Led the investigation for the actor Seth Green of his stolen NFTs which led to the recovery of BAYC #8398 in Australia; working alongside the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recovered stolen BAYC #5778 for Cameron Moulene in Southeast Asia.
  • Led and supervised the investigation, forensic tracing and accounting, social media monitoring, and anonymous crypto wallet identification of a group of individuals who serially schemed to defraud through the use of alternative crypto tokens, meme coins, and rug pulls, profiting millions of dollars through their illicit activities and use of intimidation tactics and threats.
  • Led the investigation of three anonymous crypto wallet addresses that conducted transactional activity in a crypto token after a federal court issued a permanent injunction against transferring the token that led to the identification of all three anonymous persons behind each crypto wallet address.
  • Led and supervised the investigation and forensic tracing for a prominent crypto company for the unknown crypto wallets and holdings of four adverse parties in a lawsuit, identifying all relevant wallets and crypto holdings of all parties.
  • Led the investigation for a leading digital asset marketing company that suffered account takedowns after it was alleged to have violated two prominent social media company’s terms of service including allegations of electronically compromising one platform’s concierge service using bots. Our investigation proved that the allegations against the client were false and allowed counsel to enter confidential settlement negotiations to reactivate the client’s suspended digital assets and reinstitute their social media presence.
  •  Led the investigation of a cult like figure that is religiously followed by thousands of foreign dissidents in the US, Europe, and Asia whose cabal used a cryptocurrency token and cryptocurrency exchange to perpetuate a billion-dollar fraud and fund wide ranging conspiracies, disinformation, and disparagement campaigns on numerous social media platforms against perceived To support our investigation, we created a proprietary AI tool that was able to scrape, capture, and preserve over 6 data terabytes of videos, photos, and posts from social media platforms to serve as evidence against the cult like figure and their cabal and identify numerous formerly anonymous participants in the disinformation and disparagement campaign against our client. Our investigation supported ongoing litigation and led to a court holding the cult like figure in contempt for not complying with a court order shortly before the individual was arrested and charged by the U.S. Department of Justice for financial fraud related to their cryptocurrency activity.
  • Lead state-AML money transfer license due diligence for cryptocurrency company executive officers, board directors, and investors.
  • Lead and supervise crypto forensic tracing efforts of stolen digital assets.

Regulatory Issues + Frameworks

  • Led the development of compliance, information security, and privacy program for digital healthcare provider as part of readiness effort for HITRUST, SOC2, HIPAA/HITECH external Effort included serving as client’s internal auditor, HIPAA security rule risk assessment, development of business continuity and incident response plans, and a full suite of policies and procedures. Our team delivered certification in all relevant HITRUST domains and zero exception SOC2 and HIPAA/HITECH reports.
  • Led the development of compliance and ethics program for de novo bank including BSA/AML controls, and a full suite of policies and procedures that help lead to the de novo bank to receiving state and federal regulatory approvals.
  • Led the investigation of a publicly traded automotive supplier for Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, money laundering, and Iranian sanction violations in the United States, People’s Republic of China, Brazil, United Kingdom, and Singapore.
  • Oversaw development of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, import/export, sanctions, and AML compliance program for a U.S. government contractor that supplied medical equipment to U.S. and foreign militaries and intelligence agencies.
  • Led review and implementation of best execution procedures, Market Access Rule 15c3-5 and other compliance monitoring for adherence to best industry practices for one of the world’s largest (AUM) investment management companies.
  • 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 S. Department of Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and negotiations with foreign governments including related import and export control requirements.
  • Lead HIPAA security rule risk assessments for digital healthcare companies.
  • Lead Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Act compliance fair market valuations.

Prior Legal Work

Prior to joining Guidepost, Mr. Dizik was an associate attorney in Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s white-collar investigations and financial institutions regulatory practices and co-manager of its Dodd-Frank Act financial regulatory reform working group where he represented clients before the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, SIGTARP, and other government agencies. 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

Mr. Dizik is a member of the Detroit Jewish Federation’s Local Agency Planning 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.

Mr. Dizik provides pro bono 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 Constitutional Democracy with 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 Rakow Scholarship Award for academic excellence in corporate and securities law.

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

NEWS + EVENTS

BLOG POSTS