We are a Philadelphia law firm that has represented individuals in litigation against large corporations operating around the nation/world. Our clients get the strategic advice of recognized whistleblower attorney Eric L. Young and the litigation savvy of personal injury trial lawyer James J. McEldrew, III.

Our team of trial lawyers has helped clients report billions of dollars  in fraud to the government and recover more than $100 million in personal injury litigation.

Whistleblower Law

Whistleblower Law

Our Employment and Whistleblower Lawyers Represent Employees Reporting Corporate Wrongdoing.  If you have evidence to report to the U.S. Government, contact us.

We represent employees in litigation against both local employers and multinational corporations.  Our whistleblower clients are usually dedicated employees who discover fraud against the government by health care companies, banks, government contractors or other large corporations.

The head of our whistleblower practice, Eric Young, has been helping individuals report fraud, tax evasion and other violations of federal and state laws for over a decade.  In an era of limited government resources to investigate and prosecute large corporations, Eric has repeatedly convinced government agencies to investigate and act based on evidence from his clients.

Eric found success representing health care whistleblowers early in his legal career.  With the 1986 False Claims Act amendments still in their infancy, Eric was involved in two of the largest lawsuits under the nation’s leading whistleblower law.  As Congress has approved rewards for reporting lawbreakers in additional areas, he has expanded his practice to include IRS, SEC and now NHTSA whistleblowers.


Eric Young on Fox News speaking about his representation of a client in the first IRS whistleblower award under Section 7623(b).

In 2014, Eric joined forces with trial lawyer Jim McEldrew.  Eric recognized that defendants are taking more False Claims Act lawsuits to the brink of trial and that the right trial team was needed to complement his experience in the field. Jim’s extensive medical knowledge, health care contacts and trial experience provided his clients that resource.  Eric and Jim have since guided a qui tam lawsuit over violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute by a pharmaceutical company to a $54 million settlement on behalf of their clients.

We appreciate the opportunity to evaluate your case and are selective in our decision to undertake legal representation.  We expect that you will have many questions about the process, including matters regarding confidentiality, separation agreements, anti-retaliation protections, and procedural matters.  Every program has different rules and we will do our best to give you the information to make an informed decision on whether to proceed with reporting.

Although we are not subject matter experts in every substantive area of the law that could be reported to the government, our team members have extensive knowledge of the issues facing whistleblowers and are familiar with most of the common schemes of fraud found today.  Where additional expertise is required, we consult with our industry contacts to evaluate your evidence and create a persuasive submission for the U.S. Government.

Fraud Against the U.S. Government

Our False Claims Act lawyers have successfully represented several health care professionals reporting Medicaid and Medicare fraud to the Department of Justice and are presently litigating lawsuits involving violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute (and other theories) against some of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies. We are prepared to represent qui tam relators in health care cases involving fraud by home health agencies, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, hospitals, pharmacies and drug/device manufacturers. We will also help whistleblowers report fraud in other areas, such as mortgage fraud, customs fraud, and even misrepresentations concerning defective products sold through government contracts.

Securities and Commodities Fraud

Congress authorized the SEC and CFTC to pay rewards for information that results in monetary sanctions in 2010.  Since that time, our SEC whistleblower attorneys have helped investment professionals and other employees report numerous violations of federal securities laws, including ponzi schemes, offering fraud, market manipulation, and FCPA violations.

Tax Evasion / IRS

Eric Young is one of the top IRS whistleblower attorneys for reporting tax evasion and noncompliance to the Government.  He has successfully represented several tax whistleblowers, including the accounting whistleblower that received the first reward under section 7623(b).

Unsafe Cars / NHTSA

In December 2015, the FAST Act authorized the Transportation Department to pay auto industry employees rewards for information concerning delayed recalls of motor vehicle safety defects and other regulatory noncompliance.  Although the rules have not been completed yet, our lawyers are ready to assist with reporting defective cars now.

Other Programs

There are other federal and state laws that offer rewards and anti-retaliation protections to discrete groups of people, including those reporting mortgage fraud, ocean dumping and insurance fraud.  For more information, please check out our webpage for whistleblowers.

We also represent employees in certain cases involving:

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Do you have evidence a company is breaking the law?

Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Litigation

Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Litigation

Our Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers Fight for Victims of Medical Malpractice, Catastrophic Accidents and Workplace Injuries.

Our Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers represent clients in cases involving:

Surgical Errors

Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Failure to Diagnose a Heart Attack

Prescription Errors

Unsafe Drugs and Medical Devices

And More …

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We represent families injured by a health care practitioner’s failure to diagnose an illness, surgical error, prescription mistake, malpractice during pregnancy or nursing home neglect.  When a doctor’s treatment of a patient falls below accepted standards of medical practice, the victim and their family needs a team of lawyers and medical experts working on their behalf.  Jim McEldrew and the trial lawyers at McEldrew Young have helped clients receive millions of dollars of compensation for their injuries due to the negligence of physicians, nurses and hospitals.  We’re ready to examine the medical records to determine whether you have a case and to find well-respected medical experts that will testify to the negligence in court.  Whether your family is now grieving the loss of a family member due to wrongful death or has a lifetime of medical expenses to care for someone following the medical error, our team will work hard to make sure your family gets the compensation they deserve..  The statute of limitations in medical malpractices cases is surprisingly short – just two years – so do not delay in contacting us.

We also handle cases involving unsafe drugs and defective medical devices.  Thousands of individuals are injured every year due to the misconduct of pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.  If a company misrepresents the safety or efficacy of their product to the Food and Drug Administration or consumers, untold numbers of patients will be harmed.  We represent both whistleblowers reporting these problems to the U.S. Government as well as patients who have been harmed as a result of the misleading information put out by these medical companies.

Catastrophic commercial truck, car, bus and train accidents require lawyers, like ours, with experience in complex medical cases and accident reconstruction.  If you are seriously injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle or public transportation in Philadelphia, you need attorneys that are familiar with both the law of transportation accidents as well as have an understanding of the medical treatments that are involved in brain, back and spinal cord injuries.  Our personal injury attorneys are ready to go head to head against the insurance companies and their lawyers to get you and your family the money that you are entitled to for the injuries that you have suffered.

Our catastrophic injury attorneys represent clients in transportation accidents involving:

Car Accidents

Injured Pedestrians and Bicyclists

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Jim McEldrew Fox News

When the Amtrak train derailed on its way out of Philadelphia to New York, Fox News show The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson interviewed the head of our personal injury lawyers, Jim McEldrew, because of his experience in railroad litigation.

Have you or a family member been seriously injured in an accident?



Whistleblowers have received 9 awards under IRS § 7623(b). Eric represented the first.  And served as an expert in the largest.


Eric has helped clients report some of the nation’s largest frauds against the U.S. Government.  Many are still under investigation and confidential.  But he’s already helped recover more than $2 billion for the U.S. Treasury.  When the International Ethics Standards Board of Accountants needed input on revising their code of ethics for reporting fraud, they contacted Eric and invited him to a roundtable of accountants to help get the rules right.  He’s represented clients on four continents from a wide range of professional positions in health care, government contracting and the financial industry, among others.  And Eric has built a network of contacts to ensure he has access to the resources necessary to fight Fortune 500 companies breaking the law.  Prior to starting McEldrew Young, Eric founded Young Law Group.

Eric L. Young, Esq.
James J. McEldrew, III, Esq.


Jim has helped clients recover more than $100 million.


Jim has vigorously represented clients in lawsuits for more than 30 years. He’s the former President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.  He is the past President of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys.  Jim is designated counsel for the Transport Workers Union and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.  He has lectured on a variety of legal issues to audiences of judges, practicing attorneys and law students.  In 2011, he expanded his practice to begin representing DOJ, IRS and SEC whistleblowers in qui tam litigation and retaliation lawsuits.


We are located in Philadelphia.  It’s a short train ride from New York City and Washington, D.C.  Or a plane flight from the rest of the world

Our primary office is located in Center City, Philadelphia a short walk south of City Hall. We represent individuals in catastrophic personal injury litigation in Center City as well as the suburbs (Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Bucks County).

We are not afraid to venture out of the city when called upon to help our clients.  Our mass tort practice is nationwide and our whistleblower practice is global.  Philadelphia is located a reasonable two hours from both New York City and Washington D.C., allowing us to assist both Wall Street whistleblowers and meet with the government concerning cases of contractor fraud.


Meet more of our attorneys, including Brandon Lauria, Robert Melton, Tom Dinan and Dan Purtell.

Latest From Our Blog

We frequently comment on matters of interest to our clients here on our blog, including whistleblower news concerning securities law enforcement by the SEC & CFTC, IRS tax noncompliance, the prosecution of health care fraud through False Claims Act cases.  We also discuss wage theft, medical malpractice and personal injury litigation news.  We have hundreds of blog posts on these topics spanning several years at this point.  We hope you enjoy reading them.

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