Helane Morrison is Hall Capital Partner’s lead counsel and head of compliance. For close to a decade, she has offered relentless service to the firm. Hall Capital Partners is a leading San Francisco-based financial services firm. The firm focuses on helping investors and members of the public alike, to have faith in the financial markets. Most investors stopped trusting the industry after 2008’s economic crush revealed the rot that existed in the sector. As head of compliance, Ms. Morrison is tasked with this responsibility.
Hall Capital Partners has been putting in place strategies to ensure that faith of the public is restored. The financial advisory firm has been enforcing and emphasizing integrity, accountability, and regulatory compliance within its business setup. Helane’s sharp mind, and assertive nature has been crucial in the attainment of this goal. She has distinguished herself as a resolute advocate of issues related to business ethics. Her insistence that all deals made have to be accountable, has made her an important figure at Hall Capital. Besides this, she vouches for solid and ethical investments on behalf of the firm’s clients.
The financial services company banks on a team of professionals, who are competent and can be trusted with customers’ money. These professionals choose brokerage and investment firms, which guarantee the safety of clients’ money. On her part, Ms. Morrison is in charge of an in-house compliance enforcement team. The team is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that all deals made by the firm comply with regulations set by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The team similarly administers disciplinary action whenever violations are made.
Helane is the pioneer female compliance officer. She had had a successful career, both in civil service and in private practice. Helane received a journalism degree from Northwestern University before pursuing a law degree at the University Of California Berkeley School Of Law. Before delving into her compliance career, Ms. Morrison was a legal clerk and a lawyer. She got introduced to financial matters while working as a partner at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin.
Helane Morrison worked for the SEC in different capacities for close to 15 years. In addition, she helped unearth financial irregularities among top corporations such as NextCard Inc. and Hewlett-Packard. Occasionally, Helane gives speeches on compliance issues.