Eugene Goldman was quoted in two recently released Reuters wire stories regarding John Reed’s (NYSE's interim chief) proposed array of reforms. On November 12, Mr. Goldman commented that SEC Chairman William Donaldsan’s support of the new reform plan would probably blunt the impetus toward a full-fledged regulatory split at the NYSE. "I don’t think (the SEC will) do anything to disrupt the Reed reforms. As they continue to look at the issue, they are going to be looking at the NASD regulation model." On November 13, Mr. Goldman was quoted in a story regarding John Reed’s plan to install board members of the NYSE who are independent from the financial service industry. Mr. Goldman commented that the SEC will "keep a watchful eye over the issue of severing the regulatory business of the exchange. The creation of an independent board will be viewed by the SEC as a first step, but probably not the last step."