Hackonomics: The cost of getting caught

"Ms. Hofmann explained,
Lawyers' rates are highly variable — they depend on years of experience, depth of specialization, technical proficiency, where the lawyer works, where the lawyer is geographically based, etc.

I'd estimate the most senior, elite, highly specialized tech litigators working for big firms in major urban areas probably cost as much as $800 an hour or more. A general criminal defense litigator with a couple years of experience in a less urban area might cost something like $200 an hour or even less."

"Jennifer Granick, the Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, points out that in her experience, “the issues with zero day and exploit sales are very similar to vulnerability disclosure.”"