Helane Morrison is the Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Hall Capital Partner LLC, based in San Francisco, California. She joined Hall Capital in 2007 for one specific reason, improving trust in the markets.
She realized that after the 2007-2008 crash in the market, investors, understandably, lost confidence in the financial markets. Thus, her main goal was to help investors regain that confidence. And she found no better place to do it then at Hall Capital. Hall, during the 2008 crash regained the public trust by enforcing the three tenants of financial business, integrity, accountability and regulatory compliance.
How does Morrison and the team of professionals comply with those three tenants? For any investment they make for a client, the advisers, mutual fund advisers or firms where the investment lies are thoroughly investigated. What happens when she suspects the deal and the firm which is promoting the deal is not on the up and up? Morrison and her team will enforce disciplinary action or press for criminal charges.
As can be seen, throughout her career, her passion was protecting the little guy. She doggedly pursued and exposed those individuals in the financial sector whose moral compass was left behind once they knew that their power and influence could line their financial pockets.
After receiving her degree in law and passing the bar in California she began work at the US Court of Appeals as a law clerk. In 1985, she worked with Harry A. Blackmun, justice with the California Supreme Court. Blackmun’s steadfast positions in areas of abortion and laws against sexual conduct helped to form Morrison’s early ideological thoughts on equality and moral correctness.
In 1986 she joined the law firm Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk and Rabkin, focusing on business litigation and securities actions and matters with the SEC. See stayed with that firm until 1996.
From 1996 to 2007, Helane Morrison served with the SEC in their San Francisco office. During her time with the SEC she investigated cases against Fortune 500 executives, fraudulent sale of securities to military, insider trading offline and online, and provided defense against those corporations that tried to defraud senior citizens.
Helaine Morrison received her BS degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and her J.D from the University of California at Berkeley.