Helane Morrison has had a very meaningful life. One that’s full of achievements. The New York native holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a juris doctor from the law school at the University of California, Berkley. She has also served as editor-in-chief of the California Law review. After passing the California bar exam Morrison was a law clerk for an Appeals Court judge, Hon. Richard Posen, and a Supreme Court judge, Justice Harry Blackmun, from 1984 to 1986. She then began practicing law with Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, a respected San Francisco law firm. She was made a partner after 5 years and remained with the firm for 10 years.
In 1996 Morrison accepted the position as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission San Francisco office. After three years there she was promoted to regional director. Morrison was the first woman to hold that position. It put her in charge of training and enforcement for an area that included Northern California and 5 northwestern states. While in the position Morrison brought litigation against a number of crooked major corporations, investment brokers and financial advisors. She also pursued cases when senior citizens were defrauded and military personnel were sold fraudulent securities. Morrison left the SEC in 2007.
After leaving the SEC , Helane Morrison joined Hall Capital Partners as chief compliance officer and general counsel. One of California’s most successful investment companies, Hall Capital is run entirely by women. Within a short time Morrison had made such a significant impact that she was promoted to managing director. Her legal training and work with the SEC made her uniquely qualified for the position. Plus she loved the company’s diverse leadership culture. The position gave her the opportunity to help restore public confidence in investing in the financial markets after all the distrust caused by the crash of the financial markets.
Helane Morrison has achieved all of the major goals she has set for herself. She has a solid legal background, served the country’s judicial branch, made partner at a major law firm and protected the public, especially senior citizens, from the graft and greed of unscrupulous businesses and financial services professionals. In her current position with Hall Capital Partners she is helping the company to obey all relevant laws while protecting investors as she continues her fight against corruption in all areas of business.