Helane Morrison is a top attorney who has spent the better part of her career ensuring that organizations comply with laws that govern securities. This has been through her two-decade service to the Securities and Exchange Commission and her role as the head of compliance at the Hall Capital Partners. Morrison attended the Northwestern University and graduated with a degree in journalism. She then enrolled for her Juris Doctor at the University of California’s School of Law and graduated in 1984. When Helane was in law school, she was made editor-in-chief by the California Law Review. The State Bar of California of California accepted her as a member in 1987.
Morrison started her practice as an attorney by working in the private sector. In 1986, she was hired by the Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkina, which is a leading law firm that is located in San Francisco. Helane served as a lawyer at the company and became an associate in 1991. Her responsibilities included offering legal services in corporate investigations, business lawsuits, SEC related cases, and many securities issues. She was also hired to advise stock traders and intermediaries during arbitration’s.
In 1996, Helane kicked off her career at the SEC. She is a hard working individual, and therefore, she was able to hold various senior offices. The attorney was once appointed as the director of enforcement activities at the San Francisco District. She sued various corrupt official in top corporations such as Google, Dean Witter, NextCard, Inc., HBO, New York’s Republic Securities, and Hewlett-Packard.
The SEC later promoted her to head the San Francisco District. Morrison was in office up to 2007 when she retired and joined the Hall Capital Partners. The jurisdiction of her office covered all the Northwestern States, which are North California, Alaska, Washington, North Nevada, Oregon, and Montana. She headed all the SEC activities that were conducted in these areas and reported to the Los Angeles-based Pacific Regional Office headquarters.
Very few female attorneys can match Helane Morrison’s accomplishments at the SEC. The chief of district office has been held by very few women, and they are Mary Keefe, Carmen Lawrence, and Valerie Capron. Helane did an excellent job when she was heading the San Francisco District. She ensured that the organization’s website offered adequate information to the public on securities. Morrison also acted a representative of the institution in many official engagements such as legal matters, business transactions, financial groups, and in government organizations.