Before her current positions as Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Hall Capital Partners with Hall Capital in San Francisco, Helane Morrison served as head of the city’s office of the Securities and Exchange Commission. From 1999 to 2007, Ms. Morrison took on the extensive responsibilities of securities law enforcement, fraud litigation and regulatory issues in the Northern California region as well as five other Northwestern states. As head of enforcement for San Francisco’s SEC office from 1996 to 1999, she served as a proud representative of the SEC to a number of government agencies and news media.
After graduating Northwestern University in Chicago with a B.S. degree in journalism, Helane Morrison went on to earn her J.D. from the acclaimed University of California at Berkeley, School of Law. It was at this time that she gained the opportunity to work as editor-in-chief of the California Law Review, only furthering her passion for law and justice. Soon after, Ms. Morrison would pass the bar and find employment as a clerk for Hon. Richard Posen of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh District and then Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun.
Ms. Morrison joined the esteemed law firm of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin in 1986. In 1991, she made partner as she continued to focus efforts on business litigation and defense of private securities actions and matters dealing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Upon realization that market investors were still not regaining assurance among the financial professionals within the industry almost a decade after the crash, Helane Morrison felt it was time to make a career change. Given the privilege of her current position, Ms. Morrison feels she is in the best possible place to accomplish her ultimate goal of restoring the public’s confidence in investments with fiscal markets.
Helane Morrison’s ability to flawlessly flow from a successful trailblazing career in justice to journalism and then progress to serving in government prior to business professionalism only conveys her capability of consistency to battle corporate greed. Always fighting for what’s right, Ms. Morrison upholds morally sound business ethics and maintains valuable principles throughout her efforts to expose corruption and economic fraud. Moving forward with contributions to the effort for fair and ethical business practices on a global level, Helane Morrison has made quite the name for herself over the past three decades as a courageous warrior in the battle for industrial justice.