Helane Morrison holds various important roles at Hall Capital Partners. She is the current Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel at the San Francisco investment company. Hall Capital Partners is one of the most highly-regarded investment businesses in California.
From the year 1999 to 2007, Helane held the role of Head of the San Francisco SEC ( Securities and Exchange Commission.) She was charged with the mandate of being the top watchdog overseeing securities law enforcement operations, fraud cases and regulation of all matters securities and exchange.
She spoke on behalf of SEC and was in charge of Northern California and five other states to the Northwest.
Helane has glowing academic credentials. She is a proud holder of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism from the Northwestern University found in Chicago. She has a J.D. from Berkeley, School of Law of California University. At Berkeley, Morrison was in charge of the editorial team of the California Law Review. It was not until she passed the bar that her career in law took off. She jump started her career as a law clerk for Hon. Richard Posner. Hon. Richard is a judge in the US Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.
Helane Morrison also has the history of working with Justice Harry Blackmun, a judge of the US Supreme Court. Later, Helane moved to work for Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin. Due to her commitment and hard work, she got a promotion to partner in the firm after two years of working.
Part of the reasons why Helane Morrison abandoned her plum position at the SEC to join Hall Capital Partners was because the later provided her with a greater opportunity for personal and career growth.
The company comprises of leaders from diverse backgrounds in the financial sector. Helane Morrison has noticed that after the financial crisis, investors have become apathetic with investment professionals. She hopes that through her efforts at Hall Capital Partners, investors’ confidence can be won back.
Helane Morrison’s move from SEC to Hall Capital Partners was propelled by a new drive to take an active and influential role in a field that many believe is a reserve for men. The enterprise is one of the rare financial firms with a strictly female management.
The management team lays a lot of focus on resilience and flexibility, two virtues that women must possess to succeed in this industry.