Matthew Stiff is a partner at Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP, a D.C.-based boutique litigation firm which exclusively represent plaintiffs in whistleblower and employment discrimination cases. Mr. Stiff has represented dozens of whistleblowers and other employees in the financial, nuclear, aviation, healthcare, pharmaceutical, medical-device, and other industries. He primarily focuses his practice on corporate whistleblower matters, which includes representing individuals in the whistleblower-reward programs administered by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission. In addition to these reward programs, the representation of whistleblowers in employment retaliation cases is a central facet of Mr. Stiff’s legal practice. He regularly represents employees in claims arising under the whistleblower-protection provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Energy Reorganization Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, and numerous other federal and state laws. He also represents relators in qui tam lawsuits filed pursuant to the federal False Claims Act.
In addition to his work as a whistleblower lawyer, Mr. Stiff has represented plaintiffs in sexual harassment, disability discrimination, Title IX, and other workplace discrimination cases. He also has extensive experience in the negotiation of complex executive employment and separation contracts. His recent speaking engagements have included presentations for the Practicing Law Institute, the Taxpayers Against Fraud Conference, Society for Human Resource Management, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the D.C Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, and the LGBT Bar’s Lavender Law conference. Mr. Stiff attended the New York University School of Law and began his legal career with the Human Rights Campaign as a McCleary Law Fellow.