In the False Claims Act arena, there are three types of lawyers:  Government lawyers, corporate defense lawyers, and lawyers for whistleblowers.

Win, lose, or draw, the first two sets of lawyers are going to get paid. 

A whistleblower lawyer, however, only gets paid if and when they win, and that only happens years after a case has been filed, and after scores of thousands – if not millions -- of dollars have been invested developing a case for settlement or trial.

FCA | corporate crime reporter, Bryan Vroon