Category: Women in Business

San Francisco Based Attorney and Businessperson Helane Morrison

Helane Morison is a woman who embodies both success and hard work. Articulate and impartial in her service delivery, Morison is highly experienced in both legal and financial matters. Her scintillating career has seen her immensely focused on the legal and financial systems, consequently earning her the title ‘watchdog of the corporate world.’


Helane is currently the Managing Director, General Counsel and the Chief Compliance Officer of the Hall Capital Partners in San Francisco, California. The firm is an investment company totally managed by women. Prior to her engagement with the Hall Capital in 2007, Morison served as the head of the San Francisco office of the Security and Exchange Commission, a position she held since 1999. Her reign at the commission mainly saw her entrusted with duties like enforcement of security laws, fraud litigation and security regulatory issues in San Francisco.


Highly learned and equally skilled, Morison traces her career path to a robust start as the editor-in-chief of the California Law Review while still undertaking her Juris Doctor Degree. She then served as a law clerk for one of the most established lawyers, Hon. Richard Posen after she was admitted to the Bar. In 1986, Morrison joined and worked for a number of law firms such as Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk and Rabkin where she was mainly tasked with business litigation and defense of private securities action.


While the rest of the Society sits back and watch the financial system and the economic sector as a whole take the most pejorative turn, hers has been to strongly condemn deceptive corporate crimes. Citing the 2008 economic depression, Morison strongly challenges the diabolic corporate practices, terming them as the chief stranglers of the American Economy. Her model of business practice has always fostered principles of integrity, an engagement devoid of any value decadence or maligning the economic stability. That simply explains Helane’s concerted efforts to fight corruption, whether she is in the financial industry or in legal practice.


Helane Morrison graduated from the Northwestern University with a Degree in Journalism. She later received a Juris Doctor Degree from the University Of California Berkley School Of Law. She was admitted in the State Bar of California in 1987.


Qualified both as a lawyer and a journalist, Helane has some deep interest in business; this has informed her current position at the Hall Capital Partners, LLC. She is a good example of an all-round person who tackles law and business in equal perfection.



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