Helane Morrison is San Francisco based investment company Hall Capital Partners general counsel. managing director and Chief Compliance Officer. The firm is run entirely by women. Morrison joined the firm in 2007 after 11 years running the Securities and Exchange Commission’s San Francisco office. At the SEC she handled fraud litigation, securities law enforcement and regulatory issues. The area for which she was responsible included Northern California as well as five Northwest states. Morrison was the head of enforcement from 1996 to 1999. Her job included representing the SEC to the news media and other government agencies.
Morrison was ideal for the position. She attended Northwestern University and earned a B. S. in journalism. She has a J. D. from UC Berkeley School of Law. Morrison was the California Law Review’s editor-in-chief and served as a law clerk for Appeals Court Judge Richard Posen and Justice Harry Blackmun of the US Supreme Court after passing the California bar exam. She was an attorney at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin from 1986 to 1996. She was made partner in 1991. Morrison’s work was focused on business litigation, private securities actions as well as matters related to the SEC.
Morrison joined Hall Capital Partners in part because of its diverse leadership culture Her goal was to help restore the confidence of investors in the financial markets. Morrison has consistently fought against corporate crime and corruption throughout her career and has tenaciously upheld moral values and basic ethics. For over 30 years she’s fought for global business practices that are fair and ethical and against predatory practices by taking a proactive approach. She’s a champion for moral correctness and equality and has taken legal action against corrupt businesses.
Her role at Hall Capital Partners is to ensure all their business dealings above board and done with maximum transparency. At the SEC she investigated Fortune 500 companies, uncovered the sale to military personnel of fraudulent securities, exposed illegal activity at Ernst and Young, worked to eradicate insider trading and point out online trading websites’ potential dangers and defended defrauded senior citizens. At Hall Capital she helps the company manage in excess of $24 billion in assets from some of America’s wealthiest families.
Helane Morrison with her assertiveness, hard work, resilience and flexibility has become a role model and mentor for many young women. She has exemplified a passion for justice and fair-play.