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Matthew Stock Whistleblower Attorney

Matthew Stock is the Director of the Whistleblower Rewards Practice at Zuckerman Law. He is an attorney, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and former KPMG external auditor. Mr. Stock has audited a broad range of industries, both domestically and internationally, including large public companies and financial institutions. As an auditor, Mr. Stock developed an expertise in financial statement analysis and fraud recognition.

At Zuckerman Law, Mr. Stock leverages his experience as an attorney, CPA, CFE and external auditor to assist whistleblowers investigate and disclose complex financial frauds to the government. His practice focuses on representing whistleblowers in rewards cases at the SEC, CFTC, DOJ and IRS. In addition, Mr. Stock assists whistleblowers in Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower retaliation cases, analyzing a wide range of accounting issues, including financial statement fraud, inadequate internal controls, and issuer disclosure violations.

Mr. Stock has been quoted by and published articles in leading business, accounting, and legal periodicals, including ForbesYahooCNBCVoxAccounting Today, Law360S&P Global Market IntelligenceGoingConcern, Risk & Compliance Magazine, BloombergThe Compliance and Ethics BlogThe National Law Review, City A.M., InvestopediaCompliance Week and other printed and electronic media. On June 28, 2018, SEC Commissioner Kara M. Stein cited Mr. Stock’s article in her Statement on Proposed Amendments to the Commission’s Whistleblower Program Rules. Mr. Stock was also recently quoted by Vox in an article discussing allegations that the VIX is being manipulated and the risks certain leveraged volatility investment products pose to retail investors. In the article, Mr. Stock stated, “It’s a bigger risk than we’re giving it credit for, and the manipulation can cause it to compound issues. Market volatility selling has grown so big that there’s a distinct systemic risk involved when there are fluctuations in the market.” Mr. Stock also said there is a broader point about how retail investors understand volatility and the products surrounding that trade on it. “Why is there such a huge demand on these products that are levered tremendously? Do people actually understand the risk? In times of volatility, do they know these levered products can cause as much loss as they did on February 5?”

Prior to joining whistleblower law firm Zuckerman Law, Mr. Stock worked at a tax whistleblower law firm, where he assisted whistleblowers in large-scale tax evasion cases. Based on his experience representing whistleblowers, Mr. Stock has drafted a multi-media guide about the SEC Whistleblower Program and is the lead author of Zuckerman Law’s eBook SEC Whistleblower Program: Tips from SEC Whistleblower Attorneys to Maximize an SEC Whistleblower Award.

Mr. Stock graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University College of Law. In law school, he was a member of the Florida State University Law Review and a published author. His most recent note, Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Statute: Who Qualifies as a Whistleblower, examines whether Congress intended to limit protections offered under the Dodd-Frank Act’s anti-retaliation provision to those who disclose information to the SEC. The U.S. Supreme Court decided this issue in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, which was considered to be one of the most important whistleblower cases to come before the Court in years. In another note, Tax Whistleblower Statute: Obtaining Meaningful Appeals Through the Appropriate Scope of Review, Mr. Stock focuses on the appropriate scope of review for the Tax Court when whistleblowers appeal an IRS award determination. He graduated cum laude from Truman State University with a Master’s in Accounting.

Mr. Stock has published several articles about whistleblower rewards and protections, including:

Mr. Stock is admitted to practice in Florida and Washington, DC.