Eric Dixon is a practicing attorney who got his start working in the securities industry. That experience landed him in the crosshairs of a federal investigation headed by an aggressive U.S. Attorney, Chris Christie, who would become the Governor of New Jersey. Eric was briefly outside counsel to an investment group and resigned after his efforts to investigate certain matters were thwarted. His hunches about wrongdoing were correct and insiders at the company would eventually plead guilty. However, despite Eric being labeled as “an obstacle to the fraud,” by the ringleader of the scheme, he spent years under investigation by federal authorities who wanted his cooperation. In the end, Eric was never sued, never charged, but endured several years of living under the microscope of a federal investigation. Today, he shares the experiences of a being a lawyer and a target of a federal investigation.
Eric is a 1994 graduate of Yale Law School and a 22-year member of the New York Bar. He has also been a radio talk show host, television commentator and voiceover announcer, think tank director and legal commentator quoted in Real Clear Markets, the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, among other outlets.
Eric is a practicing lawyer, blockchain technology developer and co-inventor of two patents in allowance (with grants pending), political strategist and investigative journalist. Eric has his own legal practice in which he has, among other things, handled open records litigation for media organizations and ballot access litigation for presidential and other state and local candidates. He has also been a radio talk show host, television commentator and voiceover announcer, think tank director and legal commentator quoted in Real Clear Markets, the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, among other outlets.
Eric speaks on the following topics:
- How law-abiding citizens find themselves in federal investigations and approaches to proving innocence;
- How innocence helps lessen your risk of prosecution, but doesn’t eliminate it;
- How all professionals are at high risk of being targeted in a federal investigation;
- How the highly educated are at a disadvantage when dealing with the criminal element (Mens Rea);
- Coping with the mental and emotional stresses of prosecution, reputational destruction and professional damage, without going crazy;
- Searching for behavioral cues when documentary proof is not available and you don’t know who to trust;
- Who you should and should not trust in an investigation;
- Tips for maximizing chances of surviving an investigation without losing your sanity; and
- Why this type of transformative situation might become one of the best things to ever happen to you.