From: Ronald M. Amato, Esq.
Sent: August 21, 2007
Subject: File No. SR-NASD-2007-021

August 21, 2007

For many years the law firm with which I am affiliated has focused its practice, in large part, on the representation of individual investors in disputes with the securities industry. I write in support of the proposed amendment to Rule 12100(u). The "cleansing" of the pool of public arbitrators is long overdue, and should contribute significantly to both the perceived and actual fairness of SRO arbitration as a venue for resolving customer-member disputes. The proposed amendment to Rule 12100(u) is a step in the right direction, and, in my view, indeed is necessary.


Ronald M. Amato, Esq.

Ronald M. Amato
Shaheen, Novoselsky, Staat,
Filipowski & Eccleston, P.C.
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2900 Chicago, IL 60606