Helane Morrison supervised the enforcement program of the San Francisco District Office on behalf of Securities and Exchange Commission for three years (1996 to 1999). Arthur Levitt, the former chairperson of the SEC, named Ms. Morrison as the office administrator in 1999. Following this prestigious appointment, Helane Morrison became the first woman to serve in the capacity of district’s chief.
Ms. Morrison’s remarks
During her acceptance speech, Ms. Morrison promised to work closely with other employees of SEC and citizens of America in restoring sanity in the financial world. She said that her main agenda was to strengthen the impact of SEC and to oversee the office’s strategic direction.
Accomplishments of Ms. Morrison as a SEC’s officer
Ms. Morrison oversaw the implementation of enforcement and examination programs in Northern California, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Northern Nevada, and Idaho. Under her exceptional leadership, the San Francisco office came up with high-status cases such as fraud cases involving a firm affiliated to McKesson HBOC. The office also brought cases claiming insider trading, securities violations by brokers and investment advisors, and swindling of senior citizens.
Today, Ms. Morrison uses her more than a decade expertise of working as an enforcement officer of SEC to drive the growth of Hall Capital. She encourages other female entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams and work towards holding powerful executive positions in the business world.
Who is Helane Morrison?
Helane Morrison is one of the self-established American female entrepreneurs, legal experts, and retired regional director of the SEC. Ms. Morrison has built a successful career as a compliance professional. Her main role is to regulate the financial services industry and expose corrupt financial executives. She became a senior employee of Hall Capital Partners LLC in 2007. Ms. Morrison serves in the capacity of chief compliance officer and general counsel.
Education and work background
Ms. Morrison holds a Journalism degree and Juris Doctor from Northwestern University and the celebrated University of California respectively. She obtained her first job while pursuing her studies at the University of California to oversee the editing of the California Law Review. Ms. Morrison has served as a law clerk for both the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of the U.S. Ms. Morrison was a senior lawyer at the San Francisco-based Howard Law Firm from 1986 and became a partner in 1991. She served as the partner of the company until 1996 when she was appointed as a regional enforcement officer for the SEC’s office located in San Francisco. In 1999, she rose to the post of district administrator and, later on, to the position of regional director.