Helane Morrison, Brooklyn native, received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University, Illinois and then attended the University of California Berkeley School of Law and acquired her Juris Doctor degree, It was at Berkeley that Morrison became the Editor-in-Chief of the university’s law review, putting her journalism knowledge to work.
After successfully passing the bar, Ms. Morrison gained had a couple of decent clerkships with Judge Posner on the Seventh Circuit and then-Justice Harry A. Blackmun. She was a partner at Howard Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin. From 1999 to 2007, Helane was the Head of San Francisco Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Her duties in this firm included securities enforcement, litigation, and supervising compliance and regulatory matters.
Morrison then joined San Francisco’s Hall Capital Partners, which manages about $22 billion for wealthy people and institutions. Helane L. Morrison is the Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer, and General Counsel of Hall Capital Partners LLC.
She is a woman who has a well-defined character. She has been a campaigner and supporter of maintenance of high ethical and integrity standards. She tirelessly works defending Hall Capital clients from unscrupulous brokers of the financial world. She is among the few people who have tried to kick unethical practices in the finance industry.
Helene Morrison played a big role in exposing the bad economical practices and many corruption practices that lead to the global financial crisis that occurred in August of 2007. During her 11 years at the SEC, Helane Morrison has headed various high-level profile enforcement actions involving top executives from clients such as Google and Hewlett-Packard and has exposed corrupt auditors.
Morrison is a current member of the Board of the Regional Parks Foundation and is an active member of the Hedge Fund Subcommittee of the American Bar Association.