A Review of Helane Morrison’s Compliance Career

Helane Morrison works at San Francisco based investment firm, Hall Capital Partners as the Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel. Hall Capital is considered one of the largest financial services firms in California. The firm has impressed us all by having women occupying top executive spots. Helane’s work at the firm is to offer advice about compliance strategies. She has been working at Hall Capital since 2007.

Helane’s Fight Against Corporate Manipulation

Ms. Morrison has been on the forefront in advocating for fair and ethical business practices throughout her career. This has seen her become one of the most acknowledged advocates of industrial justice. For more than thirty years, she has worked meticulously with the aim of ensuring that individuals who perpetrate unethical business are brought to book. Helane played a significant role in ending the corporate manipulation that caused the 2008 financial crisis. She fought tirelessly and managed to unravel massive corruption that had plagued the financial services industry.

While heading the SEC office in San Francisco, Helane is credited with a number of notable achievements. She spearheaded a financial fraud investigations team, which successfully nabbed top executives of several Fortune 500 companies who were engaging in fraudulent practices. These executives had become notorious for being insusceptible to punishment. In addition, she uncovered the illegal sale of securities to military servicemen. She also contributed greatly to efforts that eradicated insider trading in the financial markets.

Helane Morrison’s Résumé

Helane earned her first degree at Chicago’s Northwestern University, where she studied journalism. She is also a law graduate from the University of California’s Berkeley Law School. While studying for her law degree, Helane had a chance to work as California Law Review’s editor-in-chief. After gaining admittance to the bar, she first served as a law clerk under US Court of Appeal Judge, Hon. Richard Posen. Later on, she worked under famed jurist Judge Harry Blackmun.

Mrs. Morrison at one point practiced law at Rice, Howard, Nemerovski, Rabkin, Falk & Canady. Her diligence and fearless fight for the rights of the underprivileged saw her promoted to a partner at the firm. While working there, her focus was business litigation and matters related to the SEC. She was put in charge of SEC’s San Francisco office in 1999. Prior to that, she had worked as the head of enforcement at the financial regulatory agency. Helane joined Hall Capital because the firm has a diverse leadership culture.