How much are whistleblowers rewarded?

Monetary rewards are an important component of many whistleblower laws. Attorney James Young helps whistleblowers set expectations about how much they could recover.

Video Transcript

If you took all of the recoveries since 1986 through 2014 and averaged them out on a per case basis, you would come up with about 2.2 or 2.3 million dollars recovery per whistleblower.

There are a lot of problems using that as a typical or expected outcome. There are some huge recoveries that are offsetting that average, you know–over a billion dollars. 

So we like to work individually and customize the damages that are recoverable in each case and give each individual client an expectation of what the recovery would look like, rather than paint with a broad brush.