From the start of her career in journalism to her years as a government officer, Helane L. Morrison has put her best efforts to fight corruption and protect those likely to be vulnerable in the process. Irrespective of if her target is to revolutionize the financial work place or expose corrupt brokers, she remains a key player in the industry. Her determination, power and influence have kept her making great impacts on the industry for more than three decades.
In August 2007, the global economic crisis kicked in. Individuals throughout the country were left in despair as those institutions that they depended on crumbled around them. Important questions needed answers as unemployment hit an all-time high and banks turned to the government to be bailed out. Who to trust? What is the source of my money? Are my investments safe? These questions had not been asked for a long time and answers were needed.
The financial crisis of 2007/08 did not only send the economy of US into a nose dive, but it successfully exposed most of the rampant unethical behavior of the whole financial sector.
It was not long until the government noticed the abilities of Helane L. Morrison and positioned her as the leader of implementation at the SEC office. During her years of service, she exposed a number of notable cases comprising the ‘untouchable’ top executives from top companies.
Early life and education
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Helane Morrison attended Northwestern University where she graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism. She later enrolled for law school in the University of California.
Career and Achievements
Morrison started her career as a law clerk in 1984. In 1991, the law firm of Canady, Nemrovski, Rice, Howard, Falk & Rabkin named her as the firm’s partner. In 1996, Morrison joined SEC and headed the regional enforcement activities. In 1999, she got promoted to the position of district administrator and later as regional director. At this positon, Morrison was tasked to supervise programs on enforcement and examination under the jurisdiction of office.
Headed by Morrison, the San Francisco office was able to expose high profile cases such as fraud cases, defrauding of the senior citizens, and violations by brokers and investment advisers.
In 2007, Morrison joined the Hall Capital Partners LLC to serve as the Chief Compliance Officer and general counsel. She also acts as the managing director and she is an executive committee member. Morrison continues to be integral in ensuring that every investment that is made on their clients’ behalf is solid and ethical.
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