Only people with high principles can maintain extraordinary moral standards without getting themselves compromised by the social rot around them. Doing the right thing is often imbedded into everyone’s body of knowledge. However, very few people conduct their affairs by the book. People who previously upheld high moral value often drop their guard and entangle themselves in shady dealings more so if they are in the financial world.
Helane Morrison has defied common perception that to make it one has to get involved in corruption. From the early stages of her career in journalism and public service, Helane tirelessly worked to eradicate corruption and protect potential victims. The financial world is renowned for its dirty deeds but Helene is playing an important role in exposing crooked stockbrokers. This has made her a significant, influential and powerful figure in compliance for almost three decades. She has no plans to slow down any time soon but hopes to continue exposing shady dealers.
Helane Morrison in Brief
Ms. Morrison is the Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Hall Partners LLC. Above and beyond that, she sits in the company’s Executive Committee. An attorney by profession, Helane practiced law at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski and Rabkin for a decade between 1986 and 1996. She was a senior partner at the firm for 5 years since 1991.
Helane joined Hall Capital Partners in 2007. Prior to that, she had stints at various firms across the US. At one point, she headed the San Francisco office of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Here, she was in charge of administration and represented the commission in all its business, legal and fiscal activities (see more about her time with the SEC here: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2007/10/22/san-francisco-boss-helane-morrison-to-leave-sec/). Besides her day-to-day work, Ms. Morrison sits in the board of the Regional Parks Foundation. She is also part of the Hedge Fund Subcommittee of the American Bar Association. When she is not serving her country, she gives talks about compliance and legal issues affecting venture capitalists and private funds.
Ms. Helane received her journalism degree from Northwestern University and a J.D from the University of California at Berkeley, Law School. While at the institution, she was the Chief Editor of the California Law Review.