DOJ Issues Formal Guidance on False Claims Act

June 14, 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice issues formal guidance on 5/7/19 that it may grant credit for cooperation during False Claims Act investigations.

According to an article published in, the cooperation credit may be earned by voluntarily disclosing misconduct that is unknown to the government. It may also be earned by cooperating in an ongoing investigation or undertaking remedial measures in response to a False Claims Act violation.

These cooperation credits may reduce the penalties or damages sought by the Department of Justice. The amount and type of credit will be based on the Department of Justice’s discretion.