Between 1987 and 2013, the United States government recovered nearly $30 billion from cases brought by whistleblowers who reported fraud against the government. Although the exact numbers are confidential, many of the whistleblowers from these cases walked away with rewards anywhere between 15 percent and 25 percent of the amount recovered in their respective cases.
While the financial rewards of whistleblower lawsuits against companies can be immense, the risks and challenges whistleblowers must face on a personal level are just as large. Fortunately, several laws establish protections for whistleblowers who often suffer threats of retaliation from companies.
Learn more about protections for whistleblowers and how whistleblowers can earn rewards in qui tam lawsuits.