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Rule 15: Make Sure Disclosures Are Protected

Tools to Understanding Protected Disclosures

“It is the right, as we as the duty, of every citizen…to communicate to the executive officers any information which he has of the commission of an offense against those laws…the right does not depend upon any of the amendments of the Constitution, but arises out of the creation and establishment by the Constitution itself of a national government.”

Ir re Quarles and Butler, U.S. Supreme Court (1895)
  • 17 C.F.R. Part 205, Rules of Professional Responsibility for Attorneys under the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Scope of protected activity is based on law for which you are filing a claim. This is explained in Rules 4 – 15, 16-19