Subject: Thomas Gira

Subject of Interest

Thomas Gira is the Executive Vice President, Market Regulation and Transparency Services. Gira is the Executive Vice President of Market Regulation and Transparency Services. He received his law degree from the University of Maryland. Before joining FINRA in 1992, Gira was an Associate General Counsel of The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. Prior to that, he was Branch Chief for Options and Derivative Products Regulation within the Division of Market Regulation at the SEC.

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Letter: To SEC from Dave Patch on Tick Test

Letter

January 12, 2007

Ms. Nancy M. Moms Securities and Exchange Commission 100F Street, NE Washington D. C., 20549-1090

As a follow-up to my previous memo regarding this proposal to eliminate the tick test/ price test, I would like to further emphasize the concerns the public has with regards to the regulations of market making activities as they pertain to this proposed and all other short sale regulations.

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