Now Entering Russ's World
Few people today have taken the role of financial compliance and the fight against corruption as seriously as Helane Morrison. Reading about her strict work ethic is quite humbling because she has fiercely fought against the vice of corruption with every opportunity that she has had throughout her illustrious career. According to me, the country needs a few more compliance officers with the caliber of Morrison.
Morrison has already made her mark in the industry as one of the toughest compliance officers in the country. With over thirty years as a tough lawyer and an even tougher anti-graft officer, she has proven that she can hold her own in a career dominated by men. She is known to be the first female regional director of the SEC. This is a huge achievement not only for Morrison but also for women everywhere.
The Need for Compliance Officers
The financial world has always attracted different characters, some more driven by greed than others. The economic recession experienced in 2007/2008 exposed this widespread corruption in Wall Street. Today, many Americans have little faith in Wall Street and the financial markets. This is where compliance officers like Helane Morrison come in. They help to keep everything in check.
Morrison has stated that she decided to join the female-led firm, Hall Capital, because she was amazed at the work and accomplishments of her fellow colleagues. Morrison has already implemented her own system of ensuring compliance in the firm. She is also actively involved in several boards including American Bar Association’s Subcommittee on Hedge Funds and Regional Parks Foundation.
About Helane Morrison
Helane Morrison is currently employed by Hall Capital Partners LLC. She is a managing director, general counsel and the chief compliance officer at the firm. The 46 year old Morrison attended Berkeley School of Law at University of California. Before studying law at Berkeley, she attended Northwestern University where she studied journalism. After graduating from law school, she got a clerk job working for Judge Richard A. Posner from the Court of Appeals (1984-1985) and later for a Supreme Court justice called Harry A. Blackmun (1985-1986).
Since then, she has worked for several law firms. She started at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin (1986-1996). She later joined the San Francisco SEC office from 1996 to 1999 and the U.S. SEC based in San Francisco from 1999 to 2007. By the time she was joining Hall Capital Partners LLC in 2007, she had risen to the position of District Administrator and later Regional Director.