Dizik receives MSU's Distinguished Young Alumni Award

Bradley Dizik, ’09, received the 2016 Distinguished Young Alumni Award from the Michigan State University Alumni Association. This award is the highest recognition awarded by the MSU Alumni Association.

The Distinguished Young Alumni Award is given annually to men and women who have distinguished themselves by attaining the highest level of professional accomplishment and who possess high standards of integrity and character to positively reflect and enhance the prestige of Michigan State University.

These individuals demonstrate a commitment to Michigan State University by continuing outstanding volunteer service on behalf of the university and/or participation and leadership in meritorious public service on a local, state, national, or international level.
“This award serves as an example to others that if you try to make a difference, good things happen,” Dizik said. “Even the smallest contributions, actions, and efforts do not go unnoticed.”

Dizik is a young alumnus, but an experienced entrepreneur; he started his first business at the age of 14. Today, he is President and Founder of Tiberian Advisers LLC and Dizik PC. Previously, Dizik was an Associate Attorney with Weil, Gotshal & Manges and had brief stints with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation.

Dizik is especially known for his strategic advice and practical guidance solving clients’ most difficult reputational, legal and regulatory challenges, whether in the context of criminal, civil, congressional or parallel probes and complex crises. The Detroit News referred to him as a “crusading knight [who] slayed [a client’s] debt and vanquished a lawsuit.”

Recent significant achievements include:

• Independent Monitor leadership team to oversee a major automotive manufacturer’s compliance with its deferred prosecution agreement deriving from its recall of defective vehicles;

• Independent Compliance Consultant team lead for SAC Capital Advisors and its successor entity Point72 Asset Management to evaluate and report on its insider trading compliance program;

• Compliance consultant for twelve-figure Quantitative Trading Firm regarding best execution policies and procedures, Market Access Rule 15c3-5 and other compliance adherence to best practices;

• Special Adviser to the Masonic Temple Association of Detroit’s Board of Trustees arising out of its high profile complex crises of near financial insolvency and parallel civil litigations in federal bankruptcy and state courts;

• Defense 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;

• Counsel to a major financial institution in a False Claims Act investigation in which the same is alleged to have misled the US federal government about aspects of the business operations of a former life insurance subsidiary in connection with obtaining financing from the US Treasury and Federal Reserve during the financial crisis of 2008

Dizik said law school taught him how to think, and Professor Elliot Spoon’s Securities Regulation class piqued his interest in this specialized area of law. Dizik did so well in Spoon’s course that he earned the book award. Dizik is also a recipient of the Federal Bar Association’s Edward H. Rakow Scholarship Award for academic excellence in corporate and securities law.

Dizik received the Distinguished Young Alumni Award on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at the MSU Alumni Association Grand Awards Gala.

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