William H. Clark, Jr., partner in the firm's Corporate and Securities Practice Group, was a panelist at the Winter Meeting of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) in Washington, D.C.  On the panel entitled "The Collection of Beneficial Ownership information during the Company Formation Process in the States - Issues on the Horizon," he spoke about the amendments to the Model Business Corporation Act.  Mr. Clark has been asked to serve as an advisor to a task force of NASS that will be looking further at the issue of collecting beneficial ownership information.