Helane Morrison serves as a perfect model example to women who aspire to bring change in their societies all across the globe. Over the years, Morrison has brought tremendous change both in the financial sector and the legal system. She currently serves as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Director of Hall Capital Partners situated in San Francisco. The firm is among the most successful investment companies in California and is run entirely by women. Before joining the illustrious firm in 2007, she served as the head of the Securities Exchange Commission in San Francisco for eight years. This was a role she was bestowed upon after serving as the head of enforcement for San Francisco’s SEC office for three years.
Much of Helane’s success can be attributed to her rich educational background which began when she pursed her Degree in Journalism from the Northwest University in Chicago. Morrison discovered her journalistic aspirations while at the University of California at Berkley, School of law. She was able to attain her Doctor of Law Degree while serving as the editor in Chief of the California Law Review.
Morrison’s career as a lawyer began by working for reputable names such as the Hon. Richard Posen of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh District and the Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun. Her first law firm to work with, however, was Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin. Her remarkable work ethics elevated her to partner in 1991, whereby she focused her efforts in business litigation and defense of private securities actions in matters involving the SEC.
Despite her soaring career in law, her intentions in joining Hall Capital Partners were not solely for profit. Apart from the intrigue with the company’s diverse leadership culture, she was determined to restore investors’ faith in financial markets, especially after the 2007-2008 market crash. Having established a good rapport with the government and journalistic sector, she incorporates the power she holds and her persistent drive to fight all forms of corruption in the financial sector.
Morrison, over her 30 years of service, has fought tirelessly fair and ethical businesses practices by working against individuals who take advantage of people who find themselves victims of devastating economic circumstances. A perfect example, during the 2007 financial crisis, is the numerous institutions that found themselves at the mercy of government bailouts in view of the harsh economic circumstances.
Through her cause in creating a fair and just environment for investors in the financial markets, she demonstrates commendable ethics and upright moral values. Helane Morrison‘s fight is not only for those who are taken advantage of, but also to exercise the full arm of the law on those who use power and influence for individual profit.