In his remarks on June 9, Acting Associate Attorney General Bill Baer highlighted the significance of the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act and reaffirmed DOJ’s commitment to investigating and charging individuals alongside companies for corporate misdeeds, noting that “companies act through their executives.”  Baer went on to explain DOJ’s expectations regarding corporate cooperation: “companies that are facing FCA allegations and want a settlement to credit their cooperation are expected to disclose all facts relating to the individuals involved in the wrongdoing, no matter where those individuals fall in the corporate hierarchy.”  While Baer made it clear that corporate cooperation involves full and prompt compliance with subpoenas and requests for information, and may even require acknowledgment of responsibility, he reiterated that waiver of attorney-client privilege was in no way required.