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Matthew Stock is an associate at Zuckerman Law, where his practice focuses on representing whistleblowers in whistleblower rewards and whistleblower retaliation cases. He is also a 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, internal controls testing, and fraud recognition.
At Zuckerman Law, Mr. Stock uses his auditing experience to help SEC, CFTC, and IRS whistleblowers investigate and disclose complex financial frauds to the government. In addition, Mr. Stock routinely 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 is frequently quoted by leading business, accounting, and legal periodicals, including Compliance Week, Accounting Today, The National Law Review, and other printed and electronic media. Recently, Compliance Week quoted Mr. Stock in an article concerning external auditors violating independence rules. In “Audit committees need to dig into person relationships,” Mr. Stock highlighted the impact that independence violations can have on both audit firms and issuers. In addition, he noted that audit committees must judge the significance of these relationships through the lens of whether a reasonable investor would consider it important when making investment decisions.
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.
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, Tax Whistleblower Statute: Obtaining Meaningful Appeals Through the Appropriate Scope of Review, focuses on the appropriate scope of review for the Tax Court when whistleblowers appeal a determination from the IRS Whistleblower Office. He graduated cum laude from Truman State University with a Master’s in Accounting.
Mr. Stock is admitted to practice in Florida. He is not yet admitted to practice in Washington, DC.