Helane Morrison is a hard working female attorney who is based in San Francisco and has made significant achievements during her career. She has worked for the government and the private sector. Morrison studied journalism at the Northwestern University and later enrolled for a law degree at the University of California. The Securities and Exchange Commission offered her a job in 1996, and she worked at the San Francisco District Office. Her determination and passion enabled her to hold top offices at the organization. She was the enforcement director at San Francisco, and her work was highly acknowledged. Morrison took legal action against corrupt officials in organizations NextCard, Inc., HBO, Hewlett-Packard, Dean Witter, New York’s Republic Securities, and Google. Her efforts were appreciated, and she was made chief of the San Francisco District Office.
As the head of a SEC district office, Helane supervised analysis and enforcement activities that were conducted in the North Western States. These include Idaho, Montana, North California, Oregon, North Nevada, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. Her office directly reported to the Los Angeles-based Pacific Regional office. Morrison’s predecessor was David Bayles, and he had been the chief of the San Francisco office for five years. He left his SEC job to join the private sector and is currently a partner at the Morrison & Foerster law company.
Morrison is one of the few women who has been offered a top office by the SEC. Others who have been district chiefs are Valerie Capron, Carmen Lawrence, and Mary Keefe. Her term as the head of the San Francisco area was filled with activities, which made the office to increase its examination and analysis staff from 30 to 60. She ensured that her office enforced securities and regulatory compliance in San Francisco. Helane represented the SEC at the government institutions, business deals, financial groups, and legal matters.
Helane Morrison’s practice as an attorney in the private sector was also successful. In 1986, she was hired by the Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin and worked for it until 1996. The law firm named her as a partner in 1991. She served the company’s clients by offering legal services in SEC issues, internal company investigation, private securities, and corporate lawsuits. Morrison was also hired to represent customers that were facing class actions ligations and stockbrokers in arbitrations. She was a court clerk for Justice Richard Posner and Justice Harry A. Blackmun. Helane is currently an employee of the Hall Capital Partners, where she serves as the chief compliance officer.