Helane Morrison presently works in San Francisco as the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) over at the prestigious Hall Capital Partners Inc. She’s worked with this California-based firm for the past ten years. Hall Capital only hires women. Previous to joining this organization, Helane used to work as a law enforcer with the Securities and Exchange Commission. She first got on the payroll of the SEC in 1997 and she ended up serving in other capacities, for instance, she was the media liaison representative for the SEC in over five states.
Her academic journey to professionalism kicks off at the Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. Here, she went to study for a journalism degree which would soon be followed by a law degree from the acclaimed University of California at Berkeley, School of Law. In 1984, the brilliant legal mind finally passed her Bar examination.
Partner in Five Years!
Working with the highly respected, Supreme Court Justice, Harry Blackmun was a critical inflection point in the life of the young female lawyer. She started to gain an understanding and appreciation of advocating for civil and social rights of the downtrodden and the outright oppressed. Later, she took up a junior position at the law firm, Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canary, Falk & Rabin LLC. His contract there started in 1986., She made partner at the elite organization in barely five years.
Accomplishments at the SEC
Helena has been carefully watching and studying the investment world. So far, she’s realized that many of us don’t even know when our rights are getting infringed on and violated by our bankers and investment brokers. Corporations have turned out to be the biggest cons ridding customers of billions every year and no one dares stand up and challenge them apart from the SEC. Since the debacles of ’08, the SEC came out stronger and this has made it easy for the staff like Helena Morrison to chase down and prosecute any company suspected to be involved in corrupt and shoddy deals at the cost of their investors. Here are some of the outstanding bursts and arraignments made possible by the investigative work of Helane Morrison in the recent years:
- She helped uncover a fraud securities scam deep in the military ranks
- She’s uncovered corruption and malpractices in established accounting firms like the Ernst & Young
- Successfully built ethical malpractice cases against tier-one Fortune 500 CEOs
- Thanks to her tireless job, online websites which dupe Forex traders are on a steady decline
- She often defends cases involving senior citizens on a pro-Bono basis