Jeffrey Matthews, a Partner with StoneTurn, brings over 25 years of experience in financial investigations, forensic accounting and litigation support. He has served as a financial expert in corruption and white-collar criminal cases, as well as multi-jurisdictional business disputes, testifying in multiple civil and criminal matters at the state and federal levels. His clients include the nation’s top law firms, Fortune 100 legal departments and government investigative agencies.
Jeff recently led “the largest domestic public corruption case in history.” The investigation involved more than $4 million in bribes and kickbacks and resulted in three individuals being sentenced to prison and ordered to repay $125 million to the government.
Jeff served as the expert and provided trial testimony in a unanimous, $23.6 million jury verdict on behalf of a cattle broker in one of the largest cattle fraud cases in Texas history. The matter has been named to the “Texas Lawyer Hall of Fame Verdicts” list and is featured in the publication’s magazine that chronicles the highest dollar verdicts in the State of Texas.
An experienced FINRA Arbitrator, Jeff was designated in a matter involving two of the world’s largest financial institutions in which investors alleged theft, inflated asset values, unsuitable investments and many other fraudulent actions. He has also calculated damages resulting from breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, diminution of value and misappropriation of trade secrets, and served as a court-appointed accountant in federal bankruptcy court.
Jeff was instrumental in developing proprietary anti-fraud and compliance tools at two large public accounting firms and has developed and implemented numerous risk management programs for companies across a range of industries. He brings significant expertise in issues related to the Lanham Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, the False Claims Act (FCA) and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Prior to joining StoneTurn, Jeff led the Forensic and Litigation practice of a Texas-based, nationally-oriented accounting firm. He currently teaches at the University of Texas at Arlington, a class he authored. Jeff’s autobiography and accounting textbook entitled, “Holding Accountants Accountable,” was published by Wiley in 2019. This detailed review of forensic accountancy contains hard-won practical advice on how auditors can identify and prevent unethical behavior.
Jeffrey is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Texas.