Even in today’s progressive world, it might seem strange to see a successful investment company that is completely run by women. Helane Morrison serves as Managing Director, Chief Compliance Office, and General Counsel for Hall Capital Partners in San Francisco. Before joining the firm in 2002, Morrison honed her talents by heading the San Francisco Office of Securities and Exchange Commission. She served from 1999 to 2007. She provided oversight for fraud litigation, regulatory issues, and securities law enforcement. She also represented the SEC to the news media and other government agencies.
Morrison’s education and experience is impressive. She graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. degree in Journalism. She later earned her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law. She passed the bar and clerked for Hon. Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals. She later assisted Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun. It was at the law firm of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin where she focused on defense of private securities actions and business litigation.
Her life and work represent a life of trailblazing against crimes committed by corporations. She dedicates her life to fighting corruption. She also has a remarkable affinity for business in upholding values and ethics. She watches out for those who corporations try to take advantage of through economic circumstances. Morrison is also recognized for her efforts to create ethical and fair business practices across the globe. She focuses on industrial justice in this aspect. There are many who recognize her as an indispensable fighter for the cause of justice.