Helane Morrison, one of the most successful women professionals in the legal sector, is the Chief Compliance Officer at Hall Capital Partners LLC. She is also part of the Company’s executive committee. Hall is one of the largest advisory firms in San Francisco. According to Hall, a lot of people lost their faith and trust in the financial industry after the economic crash of 2008 and took it to themselves to manage their money. Hall then took the initiative and ensured integrity, accountability and regulatory fulfillment in all transactions.
Morrison’s hard work, confidence and assertiveness have made her create a great impression in the compliance field. She states that every investment made for her firm’s clients is ethical and compact. Hall’s experts ensure that every financial advisor, brokerage firm or mutual fund advisors that they have chosen go through rigorous investigation before being allowed to handle a clients’ money. The company has also hired enforcement staff who enforce disciplinary action when an anomaly is suspected. The disciplinary actions may vary from correction practices to pressing criminal charges.
Morrison has had a glittering career. As from 1999 to 2007, she headed the San Francisco District Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Her work there mainly included regulatory compliance, enforcing securities and dealing with litigations. As a regional director, she oversaw North California and five Northwest states. She represented the Security and Exchanges Commission in legal matters, government bodies, business transactions and financial groups. Some of the top fraud cases she dealt with while working for the commission involved companies such as HBO, Hewlett-Packard, Google and NextCard Inc. She exposed American Amicable Insurance firm for conducting dishonest sales to more than 50,000 military personnel.
Morrison holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University, Illinois. She also has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California Berkeley School of Law. After law school, Morrison began to work with the US Court of Appeals as a law clerk for the 7th Circuit. During this time, she built up experience and sharpened her skills and eventually advanced to the Supreme Court of Justice in 1985. In 1986, she worked as an associate of the Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin and was in charge of hundreds of employees. In 1991, she was promoted to partner.
Morrison occasionally serves as a speaker on legal matters arising from investment advisories and issues on compliance. She sits on the board of Regional Parks Foundation and is also a member of the American Bar Association.