This week, the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a pilot program that extends additional “mitigation credit” to qualifying companies that “fully cooperate” in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Under the new program, companies that self-disclose and satisfy the DOJ's expectations for cooperation and remediation can obtain up to a 50 percent reduction off the low end of the potential fine range that would otherwise be applicable to the violation. The program furthers the DOJ’s ongoing campaign to both (i) encourage companies to self-disclose FCPA violations, cooperate fully, and improve their compliance programs; and (ii) identify and target for prosecution all individuals – including corporate directors and high-level officers – who are implicated in the misconduct.