An alleged whistleblower seeking redress for a retaliatory employment termination need not show that his protected activity related “definitively and specifically” to one of six enumerated categories under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.  Rather, to demonstrate he engaged in SOX-protected activity, an alleged whistleblower must only show that he reasonably believed the conduct he reported violated one of the six enumerated categories.  Taylor v. Fannie Mae, No. 11‑cv‑01189 (D.D.C. Aug. 25, 2014).  “Reasonable belief” in this context means the alleged whistleblower must show he had both a subjective belief and an objectively reasonable belief that the conduct he complained of constituted a violation of relevant law.  In so holding, the federal district court gave the Administrative Review Board of the Department of Labor’s rejection of the “definitive and specific” requirement Chevron deference, as Congress did not directly address the precise question at issue.