Helane Morrison, is the former regional director of the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission. Morrison is both a lawyer and business woman and is currently with Hall Capital Partners LLC. Hall Capital Partners LLC is an investment advisor for families, endowments and Foundations. The Partners build, manage and customize multi-asset class portfolios for their clients.
Helane Morrison has served as general counsel and chief compliance officer while at Hall Capital Partners LLC and has done so since 2007. Morrison was born in Brooklyn NY and attended Northwestern University where she received her bachelor’s degree in journalism. She later attended the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.
During her time at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law she was editor-and chief of the California Law Review. She earned her Juris Doctor in 1984 and in 1987 was accepted to the State Bar of California. Helane Morrison began her career in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in 1984 as a law clerk for Richard A. Posner. Morrison also served as law clerk for Harry Blackmun of the United States Supreme Court in 1985.
Helane Morrison made partner in 1991 at the firm of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Candy, Falk & Rabkin after beginning at the firm in 1986. Morrison continued with the firm until 1996. While at the firm she practiced law focused on defense of private securities actions and SEC matters as well as business litigation. Morrison joined the SEC as head of regional enforcement activities for the San Francisco District Office in 1996.
In 1999 Morrison was promoted to administrator and later regional director of the office. Her duties included overseeing the enforcement and examination of programs within jurisdiction. Several high profile cases were brought under Morrison including cases of fraud involving a subsidiary of McKesson HBOC and NextCard. Other cases involved violations involving brokers and investment advisors and the defrauding of seniors.
Morrison joined the private investment company of Hall Capital Partners LLC, in 2007 serving as general counsel and chief compliance officer and continues to hold that position. She is also a member of executive committee and is Secretary of Board of Directors.