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accounting_fraud_sec_whistleblower_bountyThe attorneys at leading whistleblower law firm Zuckerman Law routinely represent accountants and auditors in whistleblower retaliation and SEC whistleblower rewards claims.  Zuckerman Law has secured SEC whistleblower awards for auditors and accountants and has also obtained relief for auditors and accountants in Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower retaliation matters.

One of the attorneys at the firm is a licensed CPA and CFE who worked at a big four audit firm and knows first-hand the difficult challenges that auditors face in reporting fraud.   Zuckerman Law counsels accountants and auditors concerning the complex legal issues that arise in internal and external audits and in connection with the preparation of financial statements, including:

  • Financial statement fraud
    • Improper revenue recognition
    • Concealed liabilities and expenses
    • Improper disclosures
    • Fraudulent management estimates
    • Misleading non-GAAP reporting
  • Inadequate SOX-required internal controls and fraud detection failure
    • Noncompliance with Section 404 of SOX
    • Management override of internal controls
    • Ineffective fraud risk management control policies
  • SEC Reporting violations
    • Knowingly issuing financial statements that contain material misstatements or lack required disclosures
    • Inappropriately reporting internal controls as effective
    • Issuing misleading press releases
  • Fraudulent “tone at the top”
    • Retaliating against employees for raising concerns about wrongdoing
    • Pressure to engage in earnings management or other fraudulent activity
  • Independence violations and other conflicts of interest
    • External auditor independence violations, including Section 206 of SOX requiring a one-year cooling off period before members of the audit team can begin working for the client in a key financial oversight role
    • Audit Committee independence violations
    • Fraudulent related party transactions

Recently the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners published a profile of Matt Stock’s success working with whistleblowers to fight fraud:

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See our column in Forbes:  One Billion Reasons Why The SEC Whistleblower-Reward Program Is Effective

See our column in Going Concern:  Sarbanes-Oxley 15 Years Later: Accountants Need to Speak Up Now More Than Ever

Our attorney’s experience includes:

  • Representing partners and directors at big four audit firms in whistleblower matters;
  • Representing internal auditors under federal and state whistleblower protection laws;
  • Representing a senior audit official at a large public company before the SEC;
  • Representing accountants and auditors in internal investigations and SEC investigations;
  • Investigating and filing whistleblower reward disclosures before the SEC, CFTC, DOJ and IRS.

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We have assembled a team of leading whistleblower lawyers to provide top-notch representation to whistleblowers.  Let us put our unique experience and credentials to work for you:

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We are a Washington, DC-based law firm that represents whistleblowers in whistleblower rewards and whistleblower retaliation matters and litigates discrimination claims on behalf of employees in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. The firm is dedicated to zealously advocating on behalf of our clients to achieve justice and accountability.
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  1. Steven February 11, 2020