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Matthew Stock Whistleblower Attorney

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 IRSCFTC and SEC whistleblowers investigate and disclose complex financial frauds to the government.  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 ForbesYahoo, S&P Global Market IntelligenceCNBCVoxAccounting TodayLaw360GoingConcern, Risk & Compliance Magazine, BloombergThe Compliance and Ethics BlogThe National Law Review, City A.M.Compliance Week and other printed and electronic media.  Recently, Bloomberg BNA quoted Mr. Stock in an article concerning the DOJ’s appeal of an August 2016 U.S. Tax Court ruling that criminal fines and civil forfeitures are included as collected proceeds when calculating an IRS whistleblower’s award.  Mr. Stock stressed the importance of case and discussed why the Tax Court’s ruling was correct.  Mr. Stock was also recently quoted by Compliance Week in an article concerning external auditors violating independence rules. In the article “Audit committees need to dig into personal relationships,”  Mr. Stock highlights the impact that independence violations can have on both audit firms and issuers.  In addition, he notes 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.  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 will decide this issue in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, which is 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.